As heatwave continues, Irish Water keeping situation in north west under review

Irish Water has appealed customers in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim to continue conserving water in every way possible.

However, it has no plans at present to introduce a hosepipe ban in the region

As the warm weather continues, the demand on water supplies is outstripping the supply in several areas around the country.

Demand for water right across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim continues to increase.

As a result, Irish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell that has been predicted by Met Éireann, continues.

Irish Water and the local authorities are monitoring all supplies on a daily basis

The most at-risk schemes in Donegal that have been identified are the Lough Mourne and Inisowen public water supplies.

There are over a hundred scheme across the country, including in counties Donegal, Leitrim, and Sligo, that have been identified as ‘at risk’ so Irish Water and the local authorities are concentrating efforts there to try secure those supplies.

In County Sligo, the most at-risk scheme that has been identified is the North Sligo public water supply.

Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible.

Irish Water is also asking the public to notify it of leaks.