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Summer drought fears as householders urged to cut back on water as demand soars

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Irish Water is appealing to householders to ease up on non-essential use of water as it revealed we are using 24 litres more each every day while at home under lockdown.

It warns that the combination of the prolonged dry spell, additional daily use and an expected surge in demand when businesses reopen will put already strained supplies under even greater pressure.

Domestic use in total is up 20pc, which amounts to demand for around 120 million extra litres of water a day.