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As a National Water Conservation Order came into effect this morning, water supplies in a number of areas in Mayo have been highlighted as being under serious risk, according to Irish Water.
Irish Water appeal for water conservation as prolonged dry spell predicted increases pressure on water supplies
Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water as a prolonged dry spell has been predicted by Met Éireann.
Homes on several public water schemes in the county were told to curtail their usage last night as water restrictions continue and some 3,000 households around the county remain without water almost one week after Storm Emma.
Irish Water is set to commence a programme of works to replace 4,200 business water meters in the Galway area during the month of December.
After 11 days over 46,500 people in Mayo were able to use their tap water after the boil water notice on the Lough Mask Regional Water Supply Scheme was lifted on Tuesday afternoon. Daily sampling at the source, at the treatment plant and on the network since the boil water notice was issued did not identify any presence of cryptosporidium.
Residents in Moyola Park were instructed not to use the water this week following the discovery of kerosene in tap water. This is the second time this year that the fuel has contaminated tap water in the Newcastle estate.
Residents in Sandyvale Lawn are up in arms over the perceived failure of Irish Water to take heed of a report by the Galway City Council on the nature of the area's pipe network, and to inform its workers of the potential dangers when installing water meters in what is a wetland area.
A protest against Irish Water, water charges, water meters, and privatisation, organised by Right2Water Galway, takes place in the Westside area of the city this Saturday, and comes less than a week after a similar protest in Mervue.
Irish Water said last night that water quality samples have detected cryptosporidium in the Westport Public Water Supply.