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Irish Water has appealed to people to continue to conserve water following a decision to lift a Water Conservation Order covering the north and west, one of several placed on the country earlier this year in response to drought conditions.
With a nationwide hosepipe ban recently announced, we need to be very selective about how and when we use water in the garden. Even if it rains soon, it will take weeks if not months for reservoir levels to get back to normal and at the time of writing the ban is expected to be in place until at least the end of July. Right now gardens have to contend with unprecedentedly high temperatures, drying winds and plants and trees in full leaf – all things that make them need water more than ever. Garden lovers have difficult decisions to make – which areas need water the most - as there simply isn’t enough to go around. You may be able to eke out supplies by re-using “grey” water, and here are a few tips to help you use any water to best advantage:
Galway is expected to be hit with a hosepipe ban as drought takes hold over parts of the city and county. News of the proposed ban comes after night time restrictions were enforced on many parts of the city and county during the week because of the hot weather and lack of rainfall in recent weeks.
Salt stocks in the county are being rationed as the NRA is now reducing salt stocks nationwide in the run up to Christmas.
Water rationing similar to that in operation in parts of Dublin may be necessary to stem the flow in Mayo where demand for water in the county jumped by 21 per cent over the past few weeks.
The future local newspaper correspondent Seamus O’ Brien recited another instance that underlined how precious the rationed commodities were to the people who lacked them: While undertaking repairs for the Board of Health as a carpenter on a farm in the Callan district, he heard the woman of the house shouting that the kettle was boiling for the lunch break.
Explaining how his wife managed to cook white bread with all the restrictions imposed by rationing, the farmer told Seamus O’ Brien that she had “hit” upon a cooking method that many other women around the country were quietly adopting in the kitchen: They packed quantities of the flour into silk stockings and sieved all the unwanted bran out of it, so the flour could once again be used to produce the finest of traditional Irish white bread.
There was long-awaited good news for Athlone’s residents in recent days, with the announcement that water rationing and overnight outages should be on the way out.
There was long-awaited good news for Mullingar’s residents in recent days, with the announcement that water rationing and overnight outages should be on the way out.