Galway bay fm newsroom – The current dry weather and record temperatures has lead to an increase of water consumption and therefore low resevoir levels in certain areas.
A hosepipe ban is being imposed county wide for now and the council is asking water users to avoid wasting water as it is a valuable and finite resource.
Night-time water shut offs will be imposed on schemes from 12 midnight to 6am at Ballygar, Dunmore/Glenamaddy, Williamstown, Ballymoe, and Kilkerrin/Moylough.
Night time shut offs will also begin at Tonabrocky reservoir from 10pm to 6am and this will affect areas such as Barna, Moycullen, Ballymoneen, Tonabrocky, Clybaun and Rahoon.
There are low resvoir levels in the Ballinasloe water supply too and people are urged to conserve water in Eyrecourt, Laurencetown and Clonfert.
In a statement, Galway County Council says it is putting measures in place to ensure continuity of supply.
Taoiseach pledges action on Travellers in Galway living in freezing conditions
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has pledged action on the issue of Travellers in Galway living in freezing conditions.
It’s after Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv highlighted restrictions on a new caravan loan scheme introduced by the Government.
He argued it’s unacceptable that the scheme only covers 75 caravans in the entire country – and slammed the Government for its “petty-mindedness”.
Deputy O’ Cuiv outlined how in Galway, 24 replacement caravans are urgently needed – but approval was only given for four.
He says as the temperature plummets, many Travellers are living in freezing caravans and mobile homes that are decades old.
Tanaiste says new National Construction Technology Centre in Galway will enable faster, better building
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tánaiste says the new National Construction Technology Centre at University of Galway will help us build more, build faster, and build better.
Leo Varadkar launched Construct Innovate at a special event this afternoon, before taking a guided tour of the Alice Perry Engineering Building.
The new centre aims to accelerate research and innovation in the construction sector and position Ireland as a global leader.
Speaking outside University of Galway this afternoon, the Tánaiste said Construct Innovate will play an extremely important role.
Works underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort, Loughrea and Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works are underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort, Loughrea and Athenry
Irish Water and Galway County Council say the Gort and Loughrea outage has been caused by technical issues overnight at the Seefin Reservoir and Gort water treatment plant.
There is also a major leak on the watermain network at Raheen, Athenry resulting in water outage at Raheen Road, Moanbaun GWS, Prospect and Derrydonnell Road.
A contractor is expected on site shortly to carry out the repair works.