The board of Irish Water have said that the “Hosepipe Ban” will stay in place until Sunday the 30th of September in parts of the country in order to safeguard the supply of water to homes and businesses.
The “Hosepipe Ban” will remain in place for the Greater Dublin Area which includes Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare and in counties Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Laois, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny.
The Water Conservation Order prohibits use of water drawn through a hosepipe or similar for the purpose of
- watering a garden
- cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe
- cleaning a private leisure boat using a hosepipe
- filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool (except when using hand held containers filled directly from a tap)
- filling or maintaining a domestic pond (excluding fish ponds) using a hosepipe
- filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain (with the exception of such use for commercial purposes)
- use of water for filling or replenishing an artificial pond (excluding fish ponds), lake or similar application