Breaking: Irish Water has placed water restrictions on numerous locations across County Longford

Aisling Kiernan

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Irish Water has placed water restrictions on numerous locations across County Longford

Breaking: Irish Water has placed water restrictions on numerous locations across County Longford

Water restrictions will be in place tonight throughout Longford town, Newtownforbes, Aughnacliffe, Moyne and Granard.

Irish Water told the Leader in the last few minutes that it was now advising customers in the county, that because of extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, some water treatment plants in the county were struggling to keep up with supply demands.

As a result, the company says that water restrictions will be in place from 9:45pm tonight to 8am on Sunday, March 4 for all customers in Longford town excluding those along the Ballinalee Road, the Mall area, Cloncoose and the fire station.

“Water restrictions will also be in place in Newtownforbes and the surrounding areas; the Aughnacliffe and Moyne areas and in Granard town and the surrounding areas,” a spokesperson added.

“Customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.”

Irish Water customers in Co Longford are also being asked to check vacant properties for leaks/

“Please repair them as soon as possible as they are having an impact on the available water in the public network,” the spokesperson advised.

“Customers are also asked to check for any leaks on water troughs for animals and carry out repairs as soon as it is safe to do so.

“Customers throughout Longford are urged to conserve water by not running taps unnecessarily, taking showers instead of baths and to refrain from using dishwashers and washing machines.”

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