Water Conservation

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Water Conservation Message

Dublin City Council are appealing to the public and the business community to conserve water and to minimise usage.

The lower than average rainfall in recent months has led to a reduction in the volume of raw water available for treatment from the reservoirs at Poulaphouca, Roundwood and Bohernabreena.

While there is no immediate need to impose restrictions on water supply, restrictions may however be unavoidable should the dry spell continue and should demand for water increase during the summer period.

Notes to the Editor:

The reduced rainfall in March and April of this year resulted in a very dry catchment area. Although normal rainfall occurred in May this rain was generally absorbed into the ground resulting in very little runoff from the catchment into the raw (untreated) water reservoirs. This in turn led to a reduction in the amount of raw water available for treatment and public use.

For more information

For advice on how to conserve water consumers should view the www.taptips.ie website.