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Open Thread: Dublin's lord mayor says his car won't be washed... how are you conserving water?

Irish Water has issued a number of appeals for people to conserve water during the drought.

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FOR THE PAST few weeks, Irish Water has been urging the public to conserve water as the high demand has put severe pressure on supply.

Such is the severity of the problem in the Greater Dublin area, the company has introduced a hosepipe ban for the month of July.

It has issued advice to conserve water such as not letting the tap run, taking a shower rather than a bath and fully loading your washing machine and dishwasher.

Dublin’s new Lord Mayor Nial Ring is certainly taking the message on board, issuing a statement yesterday urging people of the capital to follow his example.

He said: “[It] is important that we all conserve water as much as possible during this period and for that reason I have made the decision that the Lord Mayor’s official car will not be washed until the hosepipe ban has been lifted.”

Now, it’s your turn: What are you doing to conserve water during the drought (if anything)?

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