Where water wastage reports came from during the national hosepipe ban
A national hosepipe ban was introduced due to the hot weather and subsequent drought in Ireland.
It was recently lifted from the west and northwest of the country but it’s been extended until the end of September for 16 counties: Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.
During the national ban, some people contacted Irish Water about others they believed flouted the ban.
FOI sleuth and Dublin Institute of Technology lecturer Ken Foxe reports…
Was it from Lidl?
Previously: Selling Like Hot Tubs
Yesterday. Sandycove, Co. Dublin.
(Thanks Vinnie “Steve” Highway)
This morning at 8.20am.
Outside Rathmines Public Library, Dublin 6.
As Irish Water extends its hosepipe ban nationwide from this morning until at least July 31…
Considering the coverage water has received on your website over the last few weeks this seems bloody ridiculous. Please highlight this waste of water by a public body.
Padraic , from Dublin City Libraries, writes:
Your readers might be pleased to know that our window cleaners use filtered water from tanks stored from before the water ban began, which is protocol for these occasions. These tanks have been in use since the ban came into effect and will be used until they run out. All the best, Padraic
Are hosepipe bans to Irish summers what unnecessary journeys are to Irish winters?
Droughts and water shortages (The Irish Times letters page)
Previously: Do Make Unnecessary Journeys
Pic: Met Eireann via EUMETSAT