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23rd Jun 2017

Irish Water Advising People To ‘Conserve Water’ Following Dry Spell

Alana Laverty

Irish Water is asking customers in several parts of Ireland to “conserve and minimise” their water usage for the next while. 

Water supplies across the country are running low due to exceptionally dry weather in the last month. 

Affected areas include Galway, Donegal and Westmeath, amongst others. 

How to conserve water, according to Irish Water 

  • Leak-free: Check that your home is leak-free. Check for running overflows and fix any dripping taps, cisterns or pipes.
  • Don’t let the tap run: Brushing your teeth with the tap running can use up to a staggering six litres per minute. Brushing your teeth with the tap off will use a more modest one litre of water.
  • Shower v bath: The average bath uses 80 litres of water compared to an average shower using 49 litres.
  • Fully loaded: Always ensure your dishwasher and washing machines are fully loaded.

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