The hosepipe ban has been extended in 16 counties until the end of September 1 year ago

The hosepipe ban has been extended in 16 counties until the end of September

The Water Conservation Order has helped restore levels but the ban remains in place in various areas throughout the country.

Irish Water has extended the hosepipe ban across Ireland in an ongoing bid to conserve the water supply.

The ban has been officially extended until Sunday 30 September and applies to Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

The Water Conservation Order has helped restore levels since coming into effect in July.

The ban was lifted in the north west of Ireland following increased rainfall and effective conservation measures over the summer.

Irish Water is appealing to all customers to continue to be vigilant in conserving water, with raw water supplies such as rivers and lakes remaining lower than normal.

Anyone caught in breach of the Water Conservation Order may be prosecuted and subject to a fine of €125.