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  • by Trevor Loveday

One-in-four in Ireland see no need to save water despite record drought

Research commissioned by Irish Water has found that 25% of people think that the level of the rainfall in the Republic of Ireland makes water conservation unnecessary despite seeing the country’s first ever first hosepipe ban last year during its worst drought 70 years.

Meanwhile 52% of Ireland’s public conceded that they waste water according to the survey by B&A.

Publicly owned Irish Water has reported its current leakage rate at 43%. It has launched a campaign to encourage the public to use only what they need by emphasising the economic and environmental cost of providing safe drinking water.

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