Demand For Water Remains 30% Higher Than Normal

Pablo Tucker
July 4, 2018

Coastal areas will also be cooler due to sea breezes.

Oisin (4) and sister Aoibheann McPeake, from Antrim, in St Stephen's Green. However, it has called for staff and students to only use water when absolutely necessary.

Irish Water is also encouraging people to report leaks.

Will there be a hosepipe ban in Suffolk?

Brits are being urged to reduce their water usage in order to prevent a nationwide hosepipe ban being put in place as the country continues to bask in soaring temperatures. We expect the vast majority of people will adhere to the Water Conservation Order and that there will be very few prosecutions while the order is in force.

It is up to these companies how they enforce the ban, so it could be at certain times of the day or restricted to certain activities. Use a watering can for your plants, and a bucket and sponge for your auto, and you'll be doing the environment a good turn.

The nationwide ban will come into effect from 8.00am on Friday, July 6th and it will last until midnight on Tuesday July 31st.

Water efficiency manager, Doug Clarke, added: "Demand for water is massively up thanks to several weeks of extremely hot weather".

It comes as Irish Water says its primary concern is for longer term supplies in late summer and autumn, as it could "take months for raw water levels to restore in rivers, lakes, boreholes and for treated water levels to restore in our storage reservoirs".

"Although NI Water has asked councils to help preserve water and we have advised staff of this, we have to balance that with maintaining our public buildings and essential services, this includes the areas around the City Hall".

"By helping us, you are in fact helping yourself, as the ultimate penalty for using water unnecessarily is not a fine it is the heightened risk of widespread supply interruptions".

The hosepipe ban will last for a month, meaning washing gardens, cleaning cars, or filling pools is strictly prohibited. Rules surrounding garden sprinklers have not been clarified.

Night-time restrictions imposed in parts North Clare will remain in place between 10pm and 6am each night until further notice.

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