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Hosepipe ban being considered for Donegal

04 July 2018, 10:17 | Justin Tyler

Hosepipe ban being considered for Donegal

Highs of 88F will today create the perfect day for sunbathing but the Met Office has issued warnings that UV as well as pollen levels are very high across the country

Also speaking on Morning Ireland, IFA president Joe Healy said: "We met with Irish Water to ensure that that would happen because animal welfare is paramount here and, in relation to the growth, the extra cost that's being associated here".

It comes after a week of hot temperatures across the United Kingdom, with the record for the hottest day of the year being set on four consecutive days.

Irish Water is using all tools available to promote water conservation and to protect our water supplies including mobilising leakage fix teams and has imposed a Water Conservation Order in the Greater Dublin Area which comes into effect on Monday.

Thus, it one way to reduce water consumption is to enforce a hosepipe ban. We expect the vast majority of people will adhere to the Water Conservation Order and that there will be very few prosecutions while the order is in force. Here is everything you need to know about a hosepipe ban, including why it's enforced, what you can and can't do, and what happens if you're found to be breaking the rules.

Sara Venning, chief executive of NI, thanked the public for their assistance in helping to reduce water usage - a domestic hosepipe ban came into effect last Friday evening - but said peak times were still causing problems.

"We're asking customers to be careful with their water and for now avoid using the garden sprinkler or hosepipe".

"Using less water on our bedding may set the plants back this summer, but it is important that we play our part in responding to the current water supply pressures".

Why has the ban been put in place?

Water companies advise us to reuse water that you wash your vegetables in to water your plants.

"You can help us by turning off your garden sprinklers, not using your hosepipes, not washing your vehicle and taking shorter showers and not baths".

College will use water drawn from wells for any landscape watering on campus.

Last night, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy warned anyone tempted to breach the order: "Don't be stupid, don't be selfish".

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