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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Irish Water urging public to conserve water amidst heatwave

Irish Water is urging the Irish public to conserve water amidst the heatwave currently over Ireland.

A Status Orange high-temperature warning is currently in place for six counties, and a Status Yellow warning is in place for the entire country until 9am on Friday.


Temperatures will exceed 30 degrees in some parts of the country, with overnight temperatures of over 20 degrees.

Irish Water said they are continuing to urge the public to conserve water to ensure a consistent supply for everyone.

They went on to say that demand for drinking water has significantly increased in supplies in Waterford particularly.


Irish Water says small changes can have a significant impact, including:

-Take a shorter shower and save up to 10 litres of water per minute
-Fix dripping taps or leaking toilets in your home
-When brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off the tap and save up to 6 litres of water per minute
-Save and reuse water collected from baths, showers, and hand basins in the garden
-Avoid using paddling pools
-In the garden use a rose head watering can instead of a hose and aim for the roots
-If you need to wash your car, use a bucket and sponge instead of a hose
-Report any leaks to Irish Water at 1800 278 278.


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