Irish Water urges people to conserve water when washing hands

Irish Water has asked the public to turn off taps while washing hands as the provider works to keep up with a surging demand for supply.

The national water utility said it is trying to ensure supply is not disrupted as demand has hit new highs.

According to the Irish Independent, Irish Water said the public can conserve water supply by turning off taps while lathering soap and advised against disposing of antiseptic wipes by flushing them down a toilet.

The provider has also asked businesses which have temporarily closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak to turn off all non-essential water in buildings.

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