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Water Restrictions Lifted for New Year's Eve

 

30 December 2010

Water restrictions to be lifted

Kildare County Council will lift water restrictions across the county for New Year’s Eve. The move comes in recognition of the day’s importance as a festive occasion for the community and the recent difficulties experienced by businesses in the hospitality sector.

However, the council is still asking people to conserve water as far as possible, so that recent gains in this area are not lost. Reservoir levels in the county have risen slightly over the last 24 hours, but water demand is still seven million litres a day above production capacity.

The council has been reducing water pressure at night in order to boost the conservation effort. Tonight’s reductions will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last until 12:00 noon tomorrow so that reservoir levels can be increased. Water may not fully return to some outlying areas until early afternoon tomorrow. Reductions will recommence at 6:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day and will last until 10:00 the following morning. They will take place on a daily basis from then on until reservoirs are fully charged and demand returns to normal. 

 

Further information

Charlie Talbot, 045 980241

 

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