Irish Water Have Extended The Hosepipe Ban

Irish Water Have Extended The Hosepipe Ban
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

29 Aug 2018

Summer feels like a distant memory when Lidl was selling out of pools across the country despite the hosepipe ban being in place. 

With the weather slowly getting back to the normal, Irish Water have issued a statement. 

"The Irish Water Board met today to assess the need to extend the Water Conservation Orders that will expire on Friday, 31 August in a bid to safeguard water supply for homes and businesses across the country.

"The Board considered detailed analysis of drinking water sources (river flows and lake levels) from engineering experts within Irish Water and the local authorities, including the hydrologist records of OPW and the ESB and future weather forecasts.

"The Board determined that the Water Conservation Order will remain in place for the Greater Dublin Area which includes Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare and in counties Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Laois, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny until Sunday, 30 September 2018."

One more month of the continued hosepipe ban! Let the rain water the garden for now.