No restrictions on West Cork water

September 17th, 2018 8:06 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Irish Water may review the Conservation Order next week.

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WITH water supplies under pressure in parts of North Cork and Cork city due to the extended dry spell, Irish Water has confirmed that there are no restrictions in place in West Cork at present.

‘However, many sources are low and we are continuing to monitor water levels and are working with our team of engineering experts,hydrogeologists and Cork County Council to manage supplies in these areas,’ said an Irish Water spokesperson.

While recent rainfall has helped to replenish some surface water sources, the soil moisture deficit due to the prolonged dry spell means that it will take longer for other sources – particularly groundwater supplies – to return to sustainable levels. ‘For that reason it is important that people throughout the county continue their efforts to conserve water so that water resources can recover and further restrictions on supply can be avoided.’

Irish Water also reminds customers that the Water Conservation Order is in place for all of Cork until September 30th, at which time it will be reviewed.

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