Councils ask citizens to conserve water

The four Dublin local authorities have asked Dublin residents to conserve water over the summer, citing rising demand in recent weeks due to the fine weather.

A press release issued on behalf of Fingal, Dublin City, South Dublin and Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown councils says that “Senior Engineers with the Council’s Water Services Departments are advising that its time to get serious about how we use water in Dublin.”

“Simple changes in how people use their water supply will really help that available supply to go a lot further. Taps or hoses should never, ever, be left running, especially to water lawns or to wash cars. Water should never be stockpiled in baths, pots or buckets when supplies are low and this can be the final straw when supplies are critical.”

The local authorities  state that water shortages are a possibility if conservation is not stepped up. “water restrictions may have to be introduced to make sure enough water is available for everyone during the day”

Any such decision, though, “will be made on a regional basis and consumers will be notified in advance.”

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