The Country Officially Enters A State Of ‘Absolute Drought’


Irish Water says more restrictions may be put in place – as most parts of the country enters into a state of ‘absolute drought’ today. A nationwide hosepipe ban comes into effect from tomorrow. Supplies remain under pressure but demand has dropped since the order was introduced in the Greater Dublin Area earlier this week.

Nova had reported, Irish Water issued a National Water Conservation Order commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban from 8am on Friday, 6th July to midnight on Tuesday 31st July as a drought continues across the country. The ban is for all domestic public water supplies and commercial premises for non-commercial activities e.g. watering gardens attached to a business premises.

Met Éireann advised that there has been little or no rain over the last 30 days, with an average soil moisture deficit of 60mm meaning even if it did rain, no water would reach our water sources for at least a week, as it will be absorbed by the ground.

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