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Dublin city council urges public to conserve water

Householders and businesses across the entire Dublin region are being asked to conserve water and prepare for possible shortages to avoid the first summer restrictions since 1997 being imposed.

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AFTER A RECORD two dry months, Dublin city council has warned householders to conserve water and prepare for shortages, with the supply across the entire Dublin region likely to be affected.

Up to 1.4 million people could be affected if the restrictions are applied – the first time summer restrictions will have been imposed since 1997, reports the Irish Independent.

Dublin city engineer Brian Smyth told the newspaper that there was less water stored than usual after a particularly dry March and April, and urged householders and businesses in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow to be mindful not to waste water.

There is not immediate need to impose restrictions according to Dublin City Council, however a spokesperson told RTÉ that the appeal for water conservation was a pre-emtive measure.

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