Clare County Council announced today that despite the rainfall in the last week, water supply to consumers continues to be vulnerable. The local authority says a hose pipe ban introduced two weeks ago in the Ennis area, North Clare and Tulla will remain in force until further notice.
Most water supply sources throughout the county remain at low levels while there is still a considerable soil moisture deficit.
“While the weather forecast is for unsettled weather in the next few days, we still require significant rainfall in the medium term. The Council urges all consumers to continue to save water and be prudent in its use,” says David Timlin, director of environmental and water services.
“It is too early to relax our guard, even though the overall situation for water supply has improved slightly. I urge all public water supply and group water scheme consumers to use water wisely.”