A FLEET of fire brigade vehicles and water tankers have been drafted in to transport hundreds of thousands of litres of water to a new water treatment plant in Ennis after a mechanical failure threatened to let the town and several villages run dry.
The Ennis Water Treatment plant has been unable to process the required amount of water to cater for consumers on the Ennis Water supply after its incoming water-filtration system became congested with debris. This resulted from a protracted spell of dry weather which was quickly followed a period of intense rainfall.
A Clare County Council spokesman confirmed: “Water quality was never affected and production has recommenced and is slowly returning to normal. However, water pressure has been affected in outlying areas.”
Seven 30,000-litre tankers were hired to back up six fire brigade vehicles and have been ferrying water from Shannon and Newmarket on Fergus in an effort to keep the Ennis reservoir stocked.
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