Disruption to water services

With the water situation in the county remaining critically low, Leitrim County Council today, Thursday, announced "It is necessary to have water supplies turned over as required throughout the county between the hours of 1pm and 5pm."

With the water situation in the county remaining critically low, Leitrim County Council today, Thursday, announced "It is necessary to have water supplies turned over as required throughout the county between the hours of 1pm and 5pm."

The full statement which read, "Water levels in Leitrim County Council's reservoirs remain at critically low levels despite efforts over the last 72 hours to restore same.

As a consequence it is now necessary to have water supplies turned over as required throughout the county between the hours of 1pm and 5pm. These disruptions should be not longer than 2 hours in most instances. However, the minimum length of disruption cannot be guarantee.

These disruptions are in addition to the continued night time disruptions currently in place.

Consumers are urged to take the necessary steps to have a full water reserve in place in advance of these disruptions and are also urged to take the necessary steps to prevent wastage of water through leaks etc.

Leitrim County Council is taking all steps it can to identify and repair the large number of leaks across the network and has mobilised additional support crews in this regard.

Finally, consumers are reminded of the available standpipes around the county should they be required.

Leitrim County Council would like to thank you for your co-operation and regret any inconvenience caused.

Standpipes continue to be available to supply water at the following locations from 11 am to 2 pm each day until further notice. Anyone availing of these facilities should bring their own water containers. Please be advised that this water should be boiled before use.

Carrick on Shannon – Circular Road

Ballinamore – Aughnasheelan Road

Mohill – Fire Station

Carrigallen – Vocational School

Drumshanbo – Mart Road

Drumkeeran – National School

Manorhamilton – Fire Station

Dromahaire – Back Line

Kinlough – Rossinver Road