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Hosepipe ban looms: ‘We’re drinking tomorrow’s water today’

Dublin region facing ‘perfect storm’ of water shortages that a few rain showers won’t solve

The temperature was edging towards 26 degrees, on a day of glorious sunshine in late May without a drop of rain, and many families were out in their back gardens, watering…

  • Jack Power
  • The Irish Times

While most of the country was enjoying the fine weather on May 28th, alarm bells were ringing internally within Irish Water.

The national water utility can sustainably supply the greater Dublin area with 582 million litres (m/l) of water a day.

On that sunny Thursday last…

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