Households told to conserve water over 'exceptionally dry' weather
We've had an unusual few months, weather-wise.
Up to 27,000 households in Ireland have been urged to be careful with their water usage due to a lack of rainfall.
Irish Water has asked people in parts of Donegal, north Galway and Westmeath to conserve water after an what Met Éireann called a 'exceptionally dry' April, according to the Irish Independent.
Rainfall levels were also down last autumn and for January and February of this year.
Towns affected include Mullingar and Moate, Co Westmeath, Ramelton, Co Donegal, and Mountbellew, Co Galway.
Irish Water said the current levels were sustainable and that it would continue to monitor the water supply.
"If water levels at a source are dropping and there is a concern about the ability of that plant to provide sufficient treated water, Irish Water with the local authority will look into options for the at-risk water supply."