By Suzanne Pender
IF there a plus side to all this rain it’s that from today you can get back to watering your flowers and washing the car!
Following recent heavy rainfall and improving river and ground water conditions, Irish Water has lifted the Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as the hosepipe ban, which was put in place on 9 June.
The Water Conservation Order was issued in a bid to safeguard water supplies, in particular water needed for sanitation purposes during the Covid-19 crisis.
Earlier this week, Irish Water again met key groups ‒ including Met Éireann to discuss the forecast and the OPW and EPA, which monitor the levels of lakes and rivers ‒ to review and assess their data.
Following a review of Irish Water data, together with the latest information from Met Éireann, the OPW and the EPA, the utility is now in a position to remove the Water Conservation Order.