August 13, 2022

Waterford public urged to be careful with water use due to supply issues

The public in Waterford are urged to be careful with water use in the coming weeks due to supply issues.

According to Irish Water, a period of warm weather is causing increased demand for certain supplies across the county.

Areas of concern include Grallagh, Ballymoate, Tallow, Poulavonogue, LCB Ballyduff, Monamon, Fews, Faha, Kilmacthomas, Dunhill Cois Coille and Ballynageeragh.

Speaking on the developments, Irish Water’s Ronan Walsh said yesterday (Friday 15 July): “We are calling on the public in Waterford to be careful about how they use their water at home, as we have recently experienced a very dry spell and the temperature is expected to soar this weekend.

“As the busy summer vacation period begins, many people will be outside a lot more, watering the garden or washing the cars. We’re just asking people to be sensible about how they use their water. so that we have enough for everyone to use during the day and businesses in Waterford can run optimally.”

He continued: “Water is such a precious natural resource, and we are working hard with our colleagues in Waterford City Council and County to ensure the people of Waterford have a safe and reliable water supply.”

“There are many useful tips for saving water on water. However, the most effective tips would be to leave the hose and pressure washer in the shed; minimize use [of] wading pools; reuse household water for the garden; and take shorter showers. Securing the water supply is essential now when handwashing and hygiene are of crucial importance. We call on everyone to play their part.”

Irish Water’s helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact Twitter @IWCare with any questions.

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