Demand for water is continuing to exceed supply capacity on most water supplies in County Clare.
Clare County Council says its leak detection and repair crews will be working constantly through the New Year weekend (assisted by Contractors) throughout the County. The Council estimates that about 1,200 consumers experiencing difficulties with no supply or very intermittent supply may be subject to supply problems for at least a further week.
In order to conserve the supply the council is taking the following actions
Water will be cut off until further notice at the following locations and at the time specified:
- Doora, Barefield, Crusheen, Lahinch Road, Shanaway Road. Clare Road(area around St Flannan College) Tulla Road including Spancilhill Group Water Scheme and Gort Road, Quin Road (from Railway Bridge out) Ennis from 8.00pm to 8.00am
- Shannon, Newmarket on Fergus, Sixmilebridge, Kilmurray, Kilkishen, Bunratty, Cratloe, Quin and Tulla from 8.00pm to 8.00am
- Scarriff, Tuamgraney, O’Briensbridge, Clonlara, Broadford, Shannon Banks, Westbury, Parteen, Ardnacrusha, Carraig Midhe, Coolisteigue from 11.00pm to 10.00am.
- In addition Westbury Estate and Tulla Village will be shut off from 2.00pm to 6.00pm today 31st December for essential repairs.
- New Quay, Corofin, Ruan, Ennistymon, Lahinch, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin and Fanore from 11.30pm to 8.00am.
Standpipes will continue to operate at the following locations from 10.00 am to 12 noon each day until further notice:
- Ennis/Clarecastle: Gort Road Industrial Estate, Cappahard (Tulla Road), Cahercalla Estate (Kilrush Road), Health Centre (Clarecastle).
- Shannon: Gleann an Oir
- Westbury: 60 Clonard (near Westbury Church)
- Tulla: Main Street (opposite Vets Office)
- Cratloe: Wood Cross from 1.00pm to 3.00pm each day until further notice
Tankers will supply water to the following locations each day until further notice at the time specified:
Tulla: Main Street, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Lahinch: The Promenade, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Ennistymon: County Council offices, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Cratloe : Woodbrook, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Quin: Quin Village, 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Doora: Near church, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Ruan: Ruan Village, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Crusheen: Village centre, 5.00pm to 6.00pm
The Councils Emergency number (should only be used to report major bursts and leaks in public areas) is 087-4169496 which operates from 5.00pm each evening to 9.30am the next morning. This number is to facilitate emergencies only such as leaks in the public areas. From 9.30am to 5.00pm please contact the Council’s main office number at 065-6821616.
The Council is aware that many individual households do not have water in many areas of the county. The Council is working continuously to restore supplies to all areas.
The Council appreciates the patience of the public in dealing with these shut offs. Without the shut-offs supplies would be even more depleted. Consumers can expect a delay in resumption of supply after water is restored at the time indicated while the mains are recharging for several hours. Furthermore, consumers on the periphery of schemes or on high ground can expect even greater delays in restoration of normal supply and pressure. In this regard all consumers are again requested to use water conservatively to ensure greater supply to all.
Note to Editor:
- For further information please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 086-8534900 or [email protected]