Tuesday 22 May 2018

Advice for homeowners as Irish Water restricts supply from 7pm tonight

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Paul Melia

Paul Melia

ADVICE for homeowners as Irish Water restricts supply from 7pm tonight in Dublin and parts of Wicklow, Meath and Kildare.

  • Irish Water says households should have enough storage in the attic tanks for 24 hours normal usage, so there should be no need to fill kettles and containers.
  • In addition, most people will experience a loss of pressure but not an outage.
  • However, people are urged to take shorter showers of four minutes or less, as the average shower users 10 litres of water per minute.
  • Turn off the tap when brushing teeth. A running tap can use up to six litres per minutes.
  • Keep a jug of water in the fridge. Waiting for a tap to run cold to drink can waste more than 10 litres of water in a day.
  • Avoid using dishwashers and washing machines if possible, but only switch on when full.
  • Consider adding a toilet cistern bag to reduce the amount of water used in every flush.
  • Use a basin in the sink to wash dishes by hand or preparing fruit or vegetables. Avoid unnecessary rinsing under a running tap.

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