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‘Conserve water’ plea as hot spell continues



Irish Water and Roscommon County Council are continuing to monitor all water supplies across the county on a daily basis while this unprecedented dry spell continues.

  There are currently no water restrictions in place in Co. Roscommon, however members of the public are urged to conserve water in every possible way to ensure a continuous supply for all.

  The Grangemore and North Roscommon water supply schemes have been identified as being at risk and customers supplied from these schemes are asked to be especially mindful of their water consumption at this critical time.

  As the weather conditions remain warm, and the drought continues to reduce water levels in rivers, lakes and boreholes, production at water treatment plants is struggling to meet increasing demand.

  As well as reducing consumption, Irish Water is appealing to the public to report leaks on the public water network to 1850 278 278, and to repair private side leaks in both homes and in businesses. The public are asked to change their mindset on water usage and to conserve water now and for the months ahead, as it will take many weeks and even months for raw water levels to restore in rivers, lakes, and boreholes and for treated water levels to restore in our storage reservoirs.

  Across the country, Irish Water is working with local authorities to do everything possible to conserve water availability, examining how they can make further inroads into leakage by mobilising extra crews and seeking maximum public cooperation in saving water.



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