Irish Water asking people of Tipp to be mindful of water usage during heatwave

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Irish Water are asking the people of Tipp to be mindful of their water usage during the warmer weather to avoid pressure reduction.

An increased demand for water, combined with a decrease in rainfall, have resulted in levels to drop in local water sources.

Consumers on the Fethard Regional scheme, namely Moyglass, Killenaule and Ballinure, are at risk of water pressure reduction.


There are also concerns for those living in Coalbrook, Kilcash, Templetney, Galtee Regional Scheme, Carrick on Suir, Clonmel, Glengar, Commons, Lorraha and Riverstown as supplies are currently coming under pressure.

Irish Water have provided a number of easy steps to reduce water usage during the hot weather:

  • Avoid power washing and keep the garden hose in the shed
  • Check for leaks on outdoor taps or troughs as these can lead to large losses of treated water
  • Remember that paddling pools and swimming pools can use huge volumes of water so consider reusing the water for the garden or cleaning the car.
  • Report any visible leaks on the public network to Irish Water at water.ie or call 1800 278 278.
  • Where householders experience very low flow or pressure, lower than neighbouring properties, they may have a service pipe leak.
  • Irish Water’s First-Fix-Free Scheme can help with the location and repair of external leaks.
  • Details at water.ie or call 1800 278 278.