Water Supply Update 10th December 2010 16.50

Due to a huge increase in demand for water in the past week, all areas will have their supply restricted from tonight (Friday 10th December) up to and including Sunday 12th December from 7pm to 7am.The position will be reviewed on Monday 13th December when a decision will be taken regarding what measures need to be taken next.

Dublin City Council is appealing to consumers in the Dublin Region to reduce their water consumption and in particular, people are asked not to leave taps running.

Customers should note that it will take time for the water to make its way through the pipe network while the system ‘recharges’.

There is no need for people to fill baths or store large quantities of water – water tanks in every home or business will have sufficient quantity to cover the amount of water needed when water will be restricted.

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

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: Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

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

Disruption: None

14. Rathlin System

Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Phibsboro, Whitehall, Marino and surrounds

Disruption: No disruption on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th but Shut Off on Sunday the 12th

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: Water Shut Off

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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