Irish Water to review hosepipe ban following heavy rainfall
Irish Water is reviewing the need for a water conservation order, also known as a hosepipe ban, due to the heavy rainfall and improving groundwater conditions in recent weeks.
The utility imposed the conservation order on June 9th, and it was expected to remain in place until July 21st. The order was put in place to “safeguard” water for essential purposes in light of the unseasonably dry weather.
However, there has been above-average rainfall in many areas of the country in the past couple of weeks, which has resulted in the recovery of some of the water supplies that were in drought or at risk of drought.
The utility will meet Met Éireann, the Office of Public Works, the Environmental Protection Agency and other key stakeholders to consider lifting or partially lifting the water conservation order early next week.