The hosepipe ban has been lifted.
Irish Water says it’s lifting the water conservation order following recent heavy rainfall and improving river and ground water conditions.
It’s been in effect since June 9th, when 27 of Irish Water’s 900 drinking water schemes were in drought.
It was issued last month in a bid to safeguard water supplies for essential purposes, in particular water needed for sanitation purposes during the COVID-19 crisis.
The recent spells of heavy rain mean some of those have now recovered.
Irish water a review of data, along with the latest information from Met Éireann, the OPW and the EPA, it’s now in a position to lift the ban from 5pm this evening.