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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 30 March, 2020

Water restrictions in place due to leaking and burst pipes

Consumers asked to limit water use as leaks take toll on reservoir levels.

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WATER SHORTAGES WILL CONTINUE for many over the next few days, with restrictions in place at a number of areas around the country including Cork and Sligo, RTÉ reports.

Cork County Council said yesterday that plumbers were working to repair burst pipes which are contributing to “record high flows from all Reservoirs”.

Consumers are asked to limit their water use and to check their own properties for burst pipes or leaks.

Galway County Council has issued an updated list of areas affected by water restrictions and locations where tankards will be supplying water. Boil notices issued by Limerick County Council in the days before Christmas remain in place.

Met Éireann has forecast localised spot flooding, with all areas of the country at risk because of heavy rainfall and the sudden thaw. Temperatures today could rise as high as 11 degrees.


Although the thaw has begun in earnest, icy conditions continue to linger in parts of Galway, Donegal, Meath, Sligo and Mayo.

AA Roadwatch warns that ice could also linger in housing estates and sheltered areas, and warns that there is a lot of surface water on some roads. Drivers are urged to exercise extreme caution.

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