Tipp People Urged To Conserve Water Amid High Temps

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Uisce Eireann is asking the public to conserve water as much as possible. While no bans have been announced the public are asked to avoid using hoses in their garden or engaging in power washing activities.

The company says the current high demand for water, combined with the ongoing low rainfall levels, means some water supply schemes across Tipperary are experiencing water shortages and reduced pressure due to low reservoir levels.  

Areas affected include the Galtee Regional Scheme, Ardfinnan Regional Scheme, Coalbrook, Commons, Dualla, Lorrha, Riverstown, Templemore and Templetuohy. High usage can lead to pressure reductions which impacts the supply to customers. One such area is parts of the Fethard Regional Public Water Supply, namely Moyglass, Arbour hill, Killenaule and Ballinure. 

Customers are asked to conserve water to enable local reservoir tanks time to replenish. This is essential to ensure the scheme has adequate pressure to provide water to all points on the network including those at higher elevations.

The Uisce √Čireann website has a water conservation calculator (www.water.ie/calculator) which can help people work out how much water they are currently saving and how they can conserve even more including tips such as taking shorter showers, not leaving taps flow while brushing teeth or saving and making use of harvested rainwater. The public are also asked to check for leaks on their properties and to avoid using water in paddling and swimming pools.

Members of the public can report any leaks in the public water network by contacting Uisce √Čireann 24/7 at 1800 278 278 or on water.ie.