A hose pipe ban will be imposed in Clare from tomorrow.
Most parts of the country will enter a state of ‘absolute drought’ today meaning no rain has fallen in the past 15 days.
As a result, Irish water has extended the hosepipe ban country wide from tomorrow morning, as supplies remain under pressure from the heatwave.
Using water for non-essential activities is banned under the order and anyone who breaks it could face prosecution or a fine.
Irish Water’s Eamon Gallen says they’ll send representatives to households that consistently ignore the ban:
Meanwhile, night-time restrictions remain in place in Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna ,Doolin , Liscannor, Ardnaculla (Ennistymon) and surrounding Group Water Supply schemes in north Clare and in Tulla in East Clare.
Customers in Ennistymon may continue to experience disruption due to ongoing watermain repair works, with customers in the Ballyvaughan and Fanore area continuing to be impacted by the ongoing supply issues.
Irish Water says the restrictions throughout the network are necessary to allow recharging of reservoirs in north Clare which will hopefully facilitate the restoration of supply to all areas in the coming days.
Water bowsers are available in Fanore and Ballyvaughan and will be replenished throughout the day until normal service is restored.