Sunday 21 April 2019

Louth people urged to conserve water

As the weather continues to sizzle, Irish Water has urged people living in Louth to conserve water as demand continues during the dry weather spell.

Planned water restrictions were scheduled on Friday night in Clogherhead and Termonfeckin as water levels there continued to come under pressure.

'Demand for water right across Louth continues to be high and as a result Irish Water, working in partnership with Louth County Council,' said a spokesperson, thanking customers for efforts so far which helped restore the water levels in the reservoir.'

'As the warm weather continues, the demands on water supplies is outstripping the supply in several areas around the country with increased demand at 10% above normal or more.'

With no end of the dry spell in sight, the hosepipe ban already in place in Dublin may be extended to other parts of the country.

Soaring temperatures resulted in the tar on many of the county's secondary and roads melting, causing dangerous conditions for motorists.

Louth County Council treated some of the worst affected areas by sprinkling grit and chippings on the road surfaces.

The Council has also warned that following advice from the Fire Brigade, no controlled burning of uncontaminated agricultural waste is to be permitted until further notice.

The Argus