Wednesday October 21, 2020

Households face hosepipe ban over high water usage

Irish Water‘s appeal for conservation have failed to make impact, so now water body is mulling ban on the use of hoses

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

31st May, 2020
Irish Water has confirmed that 15 of its 900 water schemes are in drought and 23 are at risk of going into drought

Households are facing a hosepipe ban due to ongoing high levels of water consumption.

Two weeks ago, Irish Water appealed for households to do “more handwashing and less power washing” as water usage increased.

But so far, the appeal has failed to make an impact with the public and high water use has continued during a period of very hot weather.

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