Sunday 18 March 2018

Water shortages strike again in west

Brian McDonald

WATER tankers are again being used to provide emergency water supplies to a number of areas west of Galway city.

Water shortages have been a recurring problem in recent years for businesses and residential parts of Moycullen and Barna.

City and county council engineers spent much of the weekend attempting to resolve the problem and the water tankers were dispatched to Tonabrucky, Kilagoola and Barna. The local authorities were advising all users to boil the water before use.

Moycullen resident, Marie O Neachtain, a mother of four young children, said local people were dismayed at the council's response to the repeated water shortages.

"We can't flush our toilets or use showers or wash clothes because there is no water in our tank," she added.

"We have had no water since last Thursday and the big problem is that there is never any warning or information."

A public meeting to highlight the problem is planned for later this week.

Irish Independent

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