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Irish Water Expects 'Most People Will Be Law-Abiding' During Hosepipe Ban


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Irish Water says is monitoring water levels on a daily basis.

A hosepipe ban kicks in tomorrow in the greater Dublin area.

The company has confirmed they do check meters to monitor usage and find leaks.

However, they aren't setting out to catch people to fine or prosecute during the water conservation period.

Irish Water's General Manager Eamon Gallen says they hope people don't flout the ban.

He explained: "We expect that most people will be law-abiding, and that the order itself will be adhered to by the vast majority of the public.

"We will act in cases where there is excessive and continued usage, but we'd hope this would only be in a small number of cases."

He added: "During this time we'll monitor usage on a daily basis, and if required we'll complete special reads of meters to understand high usage in certain areas of the network.

"We're not sitting down, watching everybody's consumption on a daily basis. We will spot high consumption alright, but it's not that we're chasing down people using the meters - we're using the meter data primarily to find where there are leaks."


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