Public and business consumers in Ennis and its environs are being urged to conserve water until further notice.
EPS Bowen, the operators of the Ennis Water Treatment Works in Drumcliff, yesterday made Clare County Council aware of water production difficulties at the facility.
Sean Ward, Senior Engineer with Clare County Council said: “The Council’s priority is to ensure consumers in the Ennis areas are not adversely affected by the reduction in water production at Drumcliff. Based on information provided by the Design Build Operate (DBO) contractor of the treatment plant, the Council has deemed it necessary to run a tankering operation to bring treated water to the Drumcliffe reservoir from both the Shannon-Sixmilebridge and the Limerick City supplies.
He added: “There is no reduction in water quality coming from the Ennis treatment plant – the issue is with quantity, and the Council has are tankering treated water from elsewhere to make up the gap between production and demand.”
“We are asking consumers to conserve water and to attend to bursts or leaks on their own plumbing systems. We are not planning any area-wide pressure reductions for tonight, but we will review the situation tomorrow. However due to low levels of reservoirs, some high areas may experience reduction in pressure”, Mr. Ward concluded.
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