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Water Conservation Message

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Blessington Reservoir
Urgent Water Conservation Message South Dublin County Council is calling on the public, businesses, schools and everybody in the community to conserve water. This is as a result of water levels in reservoirs reaching a critically low level.
In order to assist South Dublin County Council to continue meeting the current high levels of water demand we would ask people to conserve water and take the following measures:
1.Do not leave taps running
2.Do not store water
3.Only flush the toilet when required to dispose of solid organic body waste
4.Report location of water leaks or pipe bursts to 01-4574907
5.Only use water when necessary

South Dublin County Council will be reducing pressures throughout the system in order to conserve supplies. Water conservation is essential. Water supply could be restored relatively quickly if the demand was reduced.
Please Conserve water by:
- Do not leave taps running in your house while carrying out normal tasks.
- Check for leaks and repair dripping taps, cistern or pipes. If a leak is seen in a public place, report it to the Council.
- Only run dishwashers and washing machines when full.
- Use a basin when washing fruit and vegetables. - Reduce time in shower and try to avoid having a bath.
- Fill the kettle with enough water for your needs.
For leaking pipe repairs and replacements in Dublin by a qualified plumber simply ph. 085-7734211.

What is hard water and do I have it?

Hard water is high in dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. One way to tell if you have hard water is to examine the heating element in your kettle, if you see a hard white residue then you probably have hard water. Another clue that you have hard water is that, not much froth is produced when washing-up liquid is added to the water.

10 Signs of hard water

  1. Kettle element coated in hard white residue
  2. Not much froth produced when doing washing-up
  3. Soap just flakes and doesnt produce much bubbles when bathing
  4. White mineral build up around tap outlets
  5. Soap scum on bath, sink, shower surfaces
  6. Needing to replace kettle frequently
  7. Needing to replace Electric Showers frequently
  8. Needing to repair/replace washing machine/dishwasher frequently
  9. Filters clogging on taps, showers, washing machines etc.
  10. White residue on washed items from dishwasher

What can i do about hard water?

The straighforward answer is to, get a water softener fitted on your incoming water supply. Contact a plumber about the issue and he can advise about location and fitting onto your plumbing system.

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