Hosepipe ban lifted but keep saving water

Date published: 19 July 2018

There is no longer a hosepipe ban across Northern Ireland but you should still continue to save water to ease demand. This will help avoid the prospect of a ban having to be reintroduced.

Picture of hose pipe

Water saving tips

To help save water:

  • take shorter showers
  • take a shower instead of a bath
  • turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
  • avoid watering lawns wherever possible - even when they look dry and brown, they’ll spring back with the first heavy rain
  • make sure your washing machine is full - don’t put on a half load
  • turn off the tap while washing your hands or shaving
  • fix leaking taps  
  • keep a jug of water in the fridge so there’s no need to run the water until it gets cold
  • use a bowl for washing vegetables  
  • fill the kettle with only as much water as you need

If you experience water problems

If you experience water problems in your area, check the NI Water website and use the postcode search facility.

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