Belfast City Council defends hosepipe use

Belfast City Council defends hosepipe use

He added: "This is particularly the case during peak demand in the morning and evenings when we want to ask customers to restrict their supply so we can avoid areas of low pressure".

We will keep moving water around the system to get it where needed but if we can all do our bit to not use garden sprinklers, hoses or jet washes at the moment, it really makes a difference.

It also said the country is now in a crisis situation as it battles to conserve water during the hot weather.

"We now have 39 water supplies under night-time water restrictions and over 100 water supplies at risk due to high consumption". She said: "It's not the problem we don't have the water in our reservoirs, we do".

Can I still water my plants? However, saying that, if any business can conserve water then please do so, every drop counts!

It's extending its hosepipe ban beyond the Greater Dublin area this week.

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- use of water for filling or replenishing an artificial pond (excluding fish ponds), lake or similar application.

"We can all take simple steps to reduce the amount of water we use, and it is important that the council leads by example".

Irish Water's primary concern is for longer term supplies in late summer and autumn.

"We urgently need your help and support to avoid a hosepipe ban". Therefore, these urgent conservation messages are of critical importance to communities in Dublin and the other marginal supply areas across the country.

Estates and Facilities issued several requests today, including: to ensure taps are turned off when not in use; that laboratory equipment consuming water is turned off immediately after use; and that College residences do not run taps when washing teeth and take showers for the shortest time possible. The lack of rainfall is and will continue to impact on raw water availability and additional small schemes are likely to experience drought over the coming weeks.

Irish Water have announced that a nationwide hosepipe ban will come into effect from Friday.

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