Co. Limerick, Ireland — 23 Jan. 2012 — Limerick County Council says that tests being carried on water extracted from the River Deel at Askeaton, County Limerick, are signalling a significant improvement in the water quality.
Water restrictions are continuing to affect approximately 1,500 households in parts of West Limerick after an estimated 2,000 litres of volume of oil entered the river from a commercial property last week.
Limerick County Council has established a helpline, while nine tankers providing fresh drinking water are being provided throughout the affected region. The helpline facility at 061 496493 will operate tomorrow, Tuesday, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Water tankers are being provided at the following locations: Askeaton (The Public Swimming Pool, community centre, church carpark, Supervalu Twohigs and the Kingspan Factory); Ballysteen (outside church); Foynes (Corgrig Housing Estate, public carpark near children’s playground); Shanagolden (Main St.); Kilcornan (Burial Ground).
– The towns of Kildimo and Pallaskenry and surrounding areas continue to have a piped water supply, but with a boil water notice in place.
– The towns of Foynes and Shanagolden and surrounding areas continues to have a piped water supply, but with night-time supply restrictions in place.
– Mains water remains cut off to Creeves, Ballysteen and Kilcornan. Tankered water continues to be made available in these locations.
– Limited water is now being supplied via the mains in Askeaton for sanitary use (toilets) only. It is hoped to further increase that supply from 7:00 AM on Tuesday. Drinking water in Askeaton is only being supplied via the water tankers at The Public Swimming Pool, community centre, church carpark, Supervalu Twohigs and the Kingspan Factory
For further information visit www.lcc.ie.