Water supply on Aran islands at critical level

Water levels in the reservoirs on the Aran islands of Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr are reaching critically low levels with locals fearful that supply will run out by the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Restrictions have been place on the two islands for more than three weeks now as lack of rain water and diminishing reservoir levels have resulted in a potentially serious situation, according to Fianna Fáil county councillor Seán Ó Tuairisg. Highlighting the issue at Monday’s county council meeting the Indreabhán based councillor was particularly critical of his dealings with Irish Water after his enquiries received little or no reply.

Addressing the council executive he said: “In the past we would go to the county council water services and tanks would be brought out. I have been on to Irish Water and they said they would look into it. Are Irish Water responsible or is Galway County Council with getting to grips with this crisis? It’s a serious situation, people are coming to us and we can do damn all.”


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Water supply on Aran islands at critical level

Water levels in the reservoirs on the Aran islands of Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr are reaching critically low levels with locals fearful that supply will run out by the August Bank Holiday weekend.


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