Irish Water has urged households in Carlow and Kilkenny to “watch their water use” in the coming weeks as warm weather means increased demand for supplies.
Since March, Irish Water said it has been carefully monitoring all raw water sources in both counties, meaning the water from lakes, rivers, springs and ground sources “that feed our water treatment plants”.
Spokesman James O’Toole said: “We are appealing to the public in Carlow and Kilkenny to be mindful of how they use their water at home, as we have had a very dry spell of late and temperatures are set to rise this weekend.
“As the busy summer holiday season begins, many people will be outdoors a lot more, watering the garden or washing cars. We’re just asking people to be sensible about how they use their water so that we can have enough for everyone during the day and that both countries’ businesses can function at their best.”
Areas of concern around the two highlighted counties included: Carlow Central Regional, Myshall, Fenagh, Ballon, Kildavin, Clonegal and Surroundings. In Kilkenny the areas are: Bennettsbridge, Clogh, Castlecomer, Gowran, Goresbridge and Paulstown and Galmoy.
Mr O’Toole added that Irish Water works hard with colleagues across all local authorities to ensure the people of Carlow and Kilkenny have a safe and reliable water supply.
An appeal was also made to the people of Waterford and Wexford yesterday to watch their water consumption.
A number of rural areas have come under pressure, particularly in the South and Midlands, it said.
The company has asked to check outdoor faucets for leaks, report leaks in common areas and consider installing a rain barrel to catch rain.
https://www.independent.ie/news/householders-in-carlow-and-kilkenny-urged-to-take-simple-steps-to-conserve-water-41844950.html Homeowners in Carlow and Kilkenny have been urging to take simple steps to save water