COUNCIL SEEKS PUBLIC CO-OPERATION TO MAINTAIN WATER SUPPLIES
The current prolonged period of dry hot weather has resulted in lower than normal flows in Kilkenny's Rivers and an increase of approximately 20% in water demand from Kilkenny's public water supplies.
Given that most of the public water supplies in Kilkenny are surface water sourced (rivers), the combination of the above factors is now putting a significant strain on water supplies.
Kilkenny County Council therefore appeals to all its customers to use water sparingly and to restrict use to that which is essential.
Some tips which can be implemented NOW and which will help:
General: Check your premises for leaking pipes and taps and have them repaired.
Kitchen: Rather than run the tap for washing - use a basin - then use the "dirty" water from the basin to water your garden.
Bathroom: Have a shower instead of a bath - spend less time in the shower - do not leave the tap running while washing your teeth - only flush the toilet when necessary.
Garden: Do not use a hosepipe to water your garden - if you must water flowers, shrubs or vegetables, use a watering can. Use a basin in your sink to collect and reuse water for your garden plants. Watering a lawn is not necessary - grass can survive for long periods without water & will quickly recover when the rain arrives.
Car: Do not wash your car - if you must wash the car, use a bucket of water, rather than a hose.
Did you know ???
In 40mins a standard hosepipe uses as much water as a family home would be expected to use in a day!
To fill a large kiddies paddling pool uses 1.5 times the daily usage of a normal family home!
We consume less than 2% of the water we "use" each day!
WATER IS PRECIOUS -- CONSERVE IT