Friday, July 6, 2018

skywatch friday

The heat wave still is going on.  Irish Water have introduced a hosepipe ban across the country.  It begins today and will last at least to the end of the month.  The ban prohibits people using their garden hose, with a few minor exceptions. People will not be allowed to use a hosepipe to water their garden or potted plants, wash their car or boat, or fill a paddling pool, pond, or water fountain.

People can still water their garden and plants using a watering can.


linking up with skywatch friday

31 comments:

  1. I think they'll introduce a hosepipe ban in the UK too. It has not rained here for a while.

    God bless.

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  2. The same situation here, we have to be economical in using water. It is not a government order but a request and to everyone's surprise the use of water has been reduced more than expected. People have become aware of the threat.

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  3. But always nice to see someone working.

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  4. ...we have been very dry, late yesterday we finally received some rain.

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  5. Our situation is quite different with too much rain. My humidifier is constantly running and several of our parks along the Mississippi are under too much water, losing huge, beautiful trees that are uprooted from the soil. In your photo, the person doing the plant watering is going to have sore muscles after all the climbing and lifting that has to be done to take care of the plants.

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  6. Will be interesting to see how well people respond to this regulation and whether they respect it without enforcement, and it would be especially interesting to have access to the estates of the landed gentry to see if they turn off their automatic sprinklers.

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  7. Hot and sunny here too . . .
    I don’t mind the sunny part but the HOT with it has been brutal.
    It burned one of my plants . . . yesterday I cut it back.
    Not a like of water . . . just fried it!
    Unusual . . .

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  8. Correction . . .
    Not a lack of water . . .

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  9. Should be a difficult task for the man to climb the stair for each flower pot! Wonder why the ban for this month alone? Anyhow nice capture on scene

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  10. That is serious when water bans are in force. Wishing Ireland and you cooler and wetter weather soon...in moderation of course~

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  11. The heat wave is broken here Bill. Maybe there’s hope for you soon!

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  12. This too shall pass!
    I'm glad to see a city worker watering the plants.

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  13. Interesting that it would be necessary in such a wet climate. We get water restrictions often but, we live in the desert. Stay cool!

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  14. We have hose bans sometimes in Florida too!

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  15. That is amazing that you have had no rain for so long. Climate change is upon us!

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  16. Oh wow! That's not something I ever imagined happening in Ireland Bill. Anyone who doesn't believe in climate change is definitely in denial!

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  17. Wait!!! Are you telling me IRELAND (I repeat...Iredland) has a water shortage??? How is that possible?

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    1. heatwave, high temps and no rain for three weeks now

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  18. We've had dry conditions as of late, not much rain. We did have a heatwave for several days, but that seemed to have finally broken in the night. It's cooler and no humidity today.

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  19. Wow! I notice that whenever we have a water ban in effect there is always the one person (or more), who didn't get the memo and are washing their cars or watering their lawn.

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  20. Climate is changing... But: nice photo!

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  21. Hello, love the pretty sky and image. I hope you have some rain to take care of the dry spell. It is hot and humid here but we keep having thunderstorms.
    Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  22. Fair enough for those restrictions....though the kids may miss the paddling pool!

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  23. Yes, it makes sense during this long spell of extremely hot and dry weather.

    I don't think it will be too long before other areas in the UK will be having a hosepipe ban. They are asking everyone to conserve water and use it sensibly.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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  24. You must be dry. We have an annual precipitation of 12 in per year!

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  25. Water preservation! Lovely street photo.

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  26. The Emerald Isle in a drought? Who would have thunk? We will be heading to the UK in the middle of this month … I hope cooler temps will have returned by then!!!

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  27. I lived through a couple of similar conditions in California. It's pretty dreadful. I visited a garden today where it was 85F (29.4C). I'm unaccustomed to that kind of heat and felt pretty wilted (though I came home and it was 20 degrees cooler and we just had a downpour).

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  28. Interesting---we are on a well and are hauling water to water our gardens. In the Good old Summertime. LOL
    MB

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  29. So the Emerald Isle is not looking so green these days. Not a problem I would have expected in Ireland; I always thought that rain was one thing that could be relied upon.

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