Sunday, July 01, 2018

'Non essential' water use ban

Irish Water is imposing a ban on the use of water for 'non-essential' purposes from Monday, writes Brian Byrne.

The ban in the Greater Dublin Area includes Kildare and will run until the end of July.

It includes watering gardens, cleaning cars, and filling paddling pools using a hose. Those caught doing so face prosecution and a €125 fine.

The ban specifies a number of activities using hosepipes, which are prohibited for the duration of the order. Filling fish ponds is excluded from the ban.

Other areas around the country may also be hit with a ban, Irish Water says. Kilcullen Diary Policy on Photographs. Kilcullen Diary Privacy Policy.