Water restrictions still in place in parts of Kerry

Stephen Fernane

Restrictions to water supply in Brosna, Cahersiveen, Renard and parts of north Kerry will remain in place for now say Kerry County Council, whose staff and Irish Water crews are working to repair damage.

Night-time restrictions in the aforementioned locations - including Moyvane, Ballyduff and Ballybunion - have been in place since last Thursday's weather strike, while restrictions to supply in mid Kerry at Ballyhar, Listry, Callinafercy, Cromane, and parts of Killorglin and Milltown have also affected hundreds of homes.

KCC said restrictions are necessary in order to replenish the reservoirs supplying these areas, which is occurring slowly with night-time restrictions still in place.

"The restrictions are being timed to minimise inconvenience for homeowners and businesses. Kerry County Council crews, on behalf of Irish Water, are checking for leaks which may be contributing to the problem. It is anticipated that supplies were returning to normal in full over the coming days," said a spokesperson for KCC.