Customers across Mayo urged to conserve water

IRISH Water is urging customers in Mayo to conserve water.

Customers supplied from the Louisburgh public water scheme had their supply restricted again last night due to unprecedented demand.

Customers on this supply and across the county are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.

Across Mayo there are issues with high demand. The Lough Mask supply is at capacity, with high demand also being registered on the Achill, Mulranny, Westport, Erris and Ballina water supply schemes due to, more than likely, taps being left running in people's homes and on farms.

Irish Water is appealing to customers to turn off taps and check for leaks on their own properties and in holiday homes and unoccupied premises and to report them to Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278.

Irish Water is urging customers to conserve water by turning off taps in properties and farm buildings, not running dishwashers or washing machines where possible, and taking showers instead of baths.

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