Irish Water Issues Conservation Appeal In Offaly and Westmeath

Written 1 month ago by Newsroom

Irish Water is appealing to users in the midlands to conserve their water.

In Offaly, schemes at Dunkerrin, Moneygall and Mountbolus came under pressure during a drought last year and says it could happen again in the future.

A recent survey found half of the public admit to wasting water while 1 in 5 believe they don’t need to save water because of the levels of rainfall.

Engineer John Gavin says restrictions last year did make a difference:


The company is also renewing its conservation appeal for those in the Westmeath area.

They say the levels in Lough Owel continue to fall, despite a similar appeal issued last month.

It’s estimated that on average¬† 400 litres of water are used a day in every house in the midlands.

Mr. Gavin is concerned at how water levels have still not returned to normal levels after last summer: