August 12 2010 by Paul Gogarty
Urgent water conservation message
South Dublin County Council South Dublin County Council is calling on the public, businesses, schools and everybody in the
community to conserve water. This is as a result of water levels reaching a critically low level and an all-time high demand. In
order to assist South Dublin County Council to continue meeting the current high levels of water demand the Council is asking
people to conserve water and take the following measures:
- Do not leave taps running in your house while carrying out normal tasks.
- Do not store water.
- Check for leaks and repair dripping taps, cistern or pipes. Report leaks in public areas to the Council 01-4574907.
- Only run dishwashers and washing machines when full.
- Use a basin when washing fruit and vegetables.
- Reduce time in shower and try to avoid having a bath.
- Fill the kettle with enough water for your needs. Put any excess into a flask.
- Only flush the toilet when required to dispose of solid organic body waste.
Water Conservation is essential. Water supply could be restored relatively quickly if the demand was reduced. South Dublin
County Council will be reducing pressures throughout the system in order to conserve supplies.