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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Water Shortages

Last year
15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve
Night-time restrictions have been introduced in some areas to ensure water supplies keep flowing.
Netherlands declares official water shortage as extreme heat imperils Europe's crops
Fears are growing in Europe that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent’s breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields.
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Supplies already under pressure due to hot spell, Irish Water says
Met Éireann said that temperatures will reach as high as 30 over the next few days.
Dublin City Council passes motion to call Hogan and Irish Water before it
Councillors heard from the City Engineer at a meeting tonight, the first since restrictions were imposed last week.
Water coming back on in Dublin - but three nights of restrictions to go
The water shortage is not believed to have affected emergency services last night on what is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for call-outs.
Council: water will take time to come back - and may look cloudy
People in Dublin have been warned that their water may look brown, orange or yellow when the supply is switched back on in the morning.
'Ireland is like a third world country when it comes to water supply'
The Irish Restaurant Association said businesses will be seriously affected by water restrictions saying they are paying the highest water rates in Europe and the water service should reflect that.
Dublin city council urges public to conserve water
Householders and businesses across the entire Dublin region are being asked to conserve water and prepare for possible shortages to avoid the first summer restrictions since 1997 being imposed.