Irish Water says 8,000 people will be affected by water restrictions in the Athlone area tonight.

The water restrictions will be in place from midnight to 7am tomorrow morning to allow the Annagh reservoir to recover. 

Customers in Athlone Town, Baylin, Mount Temple, The Ories, Garrycastle, Dublin Road, Ardnaglug, Fardrum, Moydrum, Blyry, Killyon Hill, Bonavalley and surrounding areas will be impacted by the restriction.

Irish Water says it will continue to provide an alternative water supply at Mount Temple and advises customers availing of the alternative water supply to boil the water prior to drinking, washing teeth or washing salads.