Water restrictions now in place for parts of the country as the possibility of a drought increases – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
July 22, 2018

Water restrictions now in place for parts of the country as the possibility of a drought increases

Who doesn’t love the heatwave? Well, ok, the odd few who complain that they can’t sleep, it’s too hot to do anything and their air con doesn’t work.

But along with a few moaning Joans – there’s are more legitimate concerns rather than just banter.

Authorities have concerns that the warm weather and increased water usage will bring on drought like conditions.

Now local authorities are rolling out water restrictions as temperatures sored to 32C in some areas yesterday. The hottest temperatures are expected in inland areas, currently with over 10,000 people mostly in Kilkenny and Tipperary reportedly being affected by water restriction measures.

Other counties such as Limerick, Donegal and West Meath may also see water restrictions and the daily water usage in Dublin is significantly over capacity.

The demand has spiked around the country with the spike in temperatures and Met Eireann is warning that the country is in a “heatwave situation”.

Meanwhile Gorse fires have swept across parts of the Dublin-Wicklow mountains and people are being warned to keep electronic devices such as phones and charges out of the sun as they pose a fire hazard from overheating.

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