Waterford water supplies in high demand

Irish Water is urging the people of Waterford to watch their water use during this dry spell.

A number of water supplies across the county are of particular concern at the moment. Regional Operation Leads with Irish Water are keeping an eye on them.

"The issue we have at the moment is very much demand-driven. We've seen a notable increase even in the last day or so compared to the same time last week," Operations Lead with Irish Water, Ronan Walsh, said.

Tallow, Ballyduff, Kilmacthomas, Lismore, Faha, Dunhill, Ballymoate, and Grallagh, are all of concern.


There has also been an increase in demand for their outer reservoirs around the city and coastal areas.

The advice is to avoid using paddling pools, watering gardens, and washing cars as these things use a lot of water and put a large demand on the water systems.

Irish Water has been monitoring the supplies since March and the levels are lower compared to this time last year. Ronan says this is due to the drop in rainfall over the last few months.

A water conservation calculator and other helpful tips can be found on the Irish Water website. 


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