Irish Water appeals to Mayo public to reduce water usage
With a high-temperature weather advisory issued across the country, Irish Water is continuing to urge the public to conserve water to ensure a consistent supply for all during this busy time.
Demand for drinking water has increased very significantly in many supplies across Mayo.
At the same time, due to the dry weather and high temperatures, water source levels are dropping. Irish Water, together with Mayo County Council, is working hard to maintain supplies.
Gerard Greally, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Mayo, said: “The current extra demand, combined with reduced capacity, is not sustainable across Mayo.
"We are appealing to everyone to be mindful of this and reduce water consumption as much as possible.
“The households, farms and businesses served by public water supplies across Mayo County are asked to reduce water usage as much as possible.
"Particular areas under the most pressure at present include Ballina Town and surrounding areas, Lankill, Aughagower and Kiltimagh.
"Night-time water restrictions may be necessary over the coming days to maintain daily requirements.
“Everyone can contribute and the combination of effort will greatly help our ability to provide a continuous water supply to all."
There is guidance and tips for conserving water available on www.water.ie/conservation.