Mayo public urged to conserve water as demand rises

Posted in Connect on June 29, 2018.

DEMAND for water right across Co. Mayo continues to increase and as a result Irish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell that has been predicted by Met Éireann continues.

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the two at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Lough Mask and Westport public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible.

Demand levels for water in the Greater Dublin Area remain critically high but there is some evidence that the public is beginning to conserve water.

Irish Water’s drought management team is meeting daily and is monitoring water supplies and demand around the country.

In many of Irish Water’s schemes around the country, supply and demand was already under pressure and the spell of warm weather has exacerbated this situation.

Connaught Telegraph – Thursday 28th June 2018

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