Irish Water says it's looking increasingly likely that a hosepipe ban will have to be put in place after an increased demand on water.
It says drought conditions are also deteriorating.
The utility says because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis handwashing and hygiene remain critically important.
It's urging the public to choose handwashing over power washing, as domestic water usage increased by an average of 20%.
This is because more people were staying at home in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
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