People in Tipperary asked to take some simple steps to conserve water over the summer months

24 June 2022

Irish Water is asking people in Tipperary to be mindful of their water usage in the coming weeks as increased demand during the warmer weather and lower-than-average rainfall levels have caused levels to drop in local water sources. 

Irish Water and Tipperary County Council are closely monitoring water levels in a number of areas in the county and taking remedial measures to maintain normal supplies but the public is being asked to assist by taking some simple steps to reduce their water use. Supplies that are currently coming under pressure include the Galtee Regional Scheme, Carrick on Suir, Clonmel, Coalbrook and Glengar.

Speaking about the situation, Colin Cunningham of Irish Water said,

We are appealing to residents and businesses in Tipperary to be mindful of how they use their water, as we have had a very dry period recently. While some rainfall is forecast over the coming days it is not likely to have a significant impact on the volume of treated water available for supply. It’s important to that we all consider our water usage and look at simple yet impactful ways to conserve water in the home. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but even small changes can make a significant difference – and we can all play our part."

To help people do this we have developed an easy-to-use conservation calculator so they can work out how much water they are currently saving and how they can conserve even more. The free calculator is available on the Irish Water www.water.ie/calculator where you can also find lots of useful water saving tips.”

We will continue to work with our colleagues in Tipperary County Council to monitor and manage supplies across the county to ensure the people in the area have a safe and reliable water supply throughout the summer.”

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of the Irish Water website. Irish Water and Tipperary County Council regret any inconvenience caused.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.