Galway residents urged to conserve water amid heatwave

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People in Galway, particularly those living in the city, are being urged to conserve water amid the recent warm weather.

Irish Water has said that some water supplies are experiencing increased demand this weekend, as Ireland experiences its hottest days of summer.

Speaking about the developing situation, Irish Water’s Rónan Daly said that there is particular urgency on the west side of the city.

“We are appealing to the public in Galway and in particular the City area west of the Corrib, along with Barna, Moycullen and surrounding areas to be mindful of how they use their water at home, as the temperature continues to soar this weekend.”

“We are appealing to customers to help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.”

Further information on water conservation is available on Irish Water’s website at www.water/conserve.

Temperatures in Galway are expected to hit over 30 degrees today in places, as all of Ireland is under a status yellow weather warning for high temperatures.