Update on Water Supply situation as at 16:30 9th December 2010

Please note that the restrictions that applied to the water supply for the last two nights will apply again overnight (Thursday 9th December 2010) from 7pm to 7am.

Details of the restrictions and areas affected are available on www.dublincity.ie and are also listed below.

To view a map of Dublin City Council water systems and areas associated with each system, please click here

Areas and Type of Disruption between 7pm and 7am associated with the Dublin City Council Water Systems

1. Ballyboden System

Templegoue Rd, Terenure, Rathgar, Rathmines, Ranelagh, Milltown, Clonskeagh and their surrounds.

Disruption: None

2. Slievebloom System

Longmile Rd to Kimmage Rd including Crumlin & Drimnagh Areas and their surrounds.

Disruption: Water Shut Off

3. Ballyfermot System

Ballyfermot and Bluebell areas.

Disruption: None

4. Blackhorse Bridge System

Inchicore, Dolphins Barn, South of SCR to the canal to Charlemont, Islandbridge, Cabra, Phibsboro, city centre north of the Liffey and surrounds.

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

5. Navan Rd System

Navan Rd from Ashtown to Cabra Rd and surrounds

Disruption: None

6. Mespil Road System

Mespil Road From Baggot St Bridge to Irishtown, southwards to Ballsbridge

Disruption: Water Shut Off

7. Anglesea Road System

From Morehampton/Stillorgan Road to the coast including Ballsbridge, Sandymount and the Merrion Road areas and their surrounds

Disruption: Water Shut Off

8. Rialto Bridge System

From Rialto Bridge to Charlemont Bridge along the North side of South Circular Road to Kevin st.

Disruption: Water Shut Off

9. Merrion Gates System

Eastern seaboard including Ringsend, Eastwall, Fairview, Clontarf, Dollymount, Killester, Artane, Raheny and surrounds.

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

10. Belcamp System

From M1, south of N32 to coast including Kilmore, Coolock, Edenmore, Donaghmede, Belcamp, Darndale and surrounds.

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

11. Clarehall System

Grange Rd, Templeview, Balgriffin areas and their surrounds

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

12. Shanliss System

Santry, Shanliss areas and surrounds

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

13. Homefarm Road System

Griffith Avenue to Coolock Lane, east of Swords Road including Beaumont, Collinswood and surrounds.

Disruption: None

14. Rathlin System

Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Phibsboro, Whitehall, Marino and surrounds

Disruption: None

15. Finglas System

Finglas, Scribblestown, Pelletstown, Ballymun to Glasnevin and east to Swords Rd.

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

16. Summerhill System

From Pearse St to Tara St, Northwards along Gardiner St to Dorset St and surrounds

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

17. Christchurch System

From Memorial Pk to Grand Canal Dock south of the Liffey including Royal Hospital, St James Gate, Trinity College, Merrion Square and surrounds.

Disruption: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

18. Brunswick Street System

The area extending from Collins Barracks along the north quays to Capel St northwards to North King St and surrounding areas.

Disruption: Water Shut Off

19. Sillogue Tower System

From Cappagh to western Ballymun including Mellowes Park, Poppintree Park and surrounds.

Disruption: None

We urge consumers to play their part and conserve water to minimise the level and extent of any necessary restrictions being put in place to reduce demand. http://www.taptips.ie provides a number of very simple steps that people can take at home and at work to conserve water, without adversely impacting on their daily lives.
Consumers experiencing extreme hardship should contact the following Emergency Telephone Number – 01 2223881. Further statements will issue before the weekend to update the public.

The City Council are locating and repairing watermain bursts as quickly as possible. While the accumulation of snow makes it difficult to identify leakages reports should be made through our contact no. 01 2220600. Consumers can continue to help by reducing their water usage to the lowest level possible. It is emphasised that there is no need for anyone to store water in anticipation of the restrictions as they will be confined at most to 12 hour periods from 7pm to 7am. This is well within the storage capacity of every home.

Customers should be aware that unlike some other utilities, water distribution systems cannot be operated and managed to the point where the exact locations and precise times at which the effects of pressure alternations (both increases and decreases) will be experienced, however we do make every effort to ensure that the times and areas effected are limited to those mentioned above.

We would like to thank people for their patience and cooperation and we would ask that people report locations where they see water running/rising to the contacts given below.

Bogus callers may use the current water problems to gain access to houses. If a member of Dublin City Council calls to a property they will always carry and produce identification. If the caller asks you to check the flow of water at the taps, close the door fully while you do so. If you are in any doubt do not allow access.

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