Hosepipe ban for County Kildare


Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara



Hosepipe ban for County Kildare

Most of Co. Kildare is included in hosepipe ban

Virtually of County Kildare is included in the hosepipe ban in a bid to conserve water supplies.

Public water supplies are under threat because of the drought and Irish Water says demand for water is outstripping supply generally.

From today a water conservation order has come into force affecting consumers in the greater Dublin area.

Irish Water has effectively imposed a hosepipe ban.

This means a ban on watering a garden, cleaning  cars using a pipe and cleaning a boat.  Also banned is filling paddling pools, domestic ponds and fountains (with the exception of commercial entities). Fish ponds are also excluded from the ban.