Update on water restrictions in the Dublin Region – 3.00 pm on 27th December

The increase in temperatures has caused a sudden increase in broken mains. This has resulted in asignificant increase in leakage which in turn has caused a drop in drinking water storage. It is therefore necessary to impose restrictions on supply in order to bring demand back into balance with our treatment capacity. The table below provides details of the restrictions that will be in place from this evening (27th December 2010).

The situation will be reviewed on a daily basis to determine what restrictions are required. We would like to thank consumers for their co-operation to date and to ask them to reduce their demand for water to the absolute minimum possible and to conserve  water in every they can.

Zone name:

1 Ballyboden System None

2 Slievebloom System Shut 6pm to 9am

 3 Ballyfermot System None

4 Blackhorse Bridge System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

5 Navan Road System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

6 Mespil Road System Shut 6pm to 9am

7 Anglesea Road System Shut 6pm to 9am

8 Rialto Bridge System Shut 6pm to 9am

9Merrion Gates System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

10 Belcamp System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

 11 Clarehall System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

12 Shanliss System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

13 HomeFarm Road System None

14 Rathlin System Shut 6pm to 9am

15 Finglas System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

 16 Summerhill System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

17 Christchurch System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water

18 Brunswick Street System Shut 6pm to 9am

19 Sillogue Tower System Shut 6pm to 9am

All of the above are subject to change without advance notice.

 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.

  Details of the water zones:

Ballyboden System

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

 Slievebloom System

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

Ballyfermot System

Ballyfermot and Bluebell areas.

Blackhorse Bridge System

Inchicore, Dolphins Barn, South of SCR to the canal to Chlaremont, Island bridge, Cabra, Phibsboro, city centre north of the Liffey and surrounds.

Navan Rd System

Navan Rd from Ashtown to Cabra Rd and surrounds

Mespil Road System

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

Anglesea Road System

From Morehampton/Stillorgan road to the coast including Ballsbridge, Sandymunt and the Merrion road areas and their surrounds

Rialto Bridge System

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

Merrion Gates System

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

Belcamp System

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

Clarehall System

Grange Rd, Templeview, Balgriffin areas and their surrounds

Shanliss System

Santry, Shaliss areas and surrounds

Homefarm Road System

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

Rathlin System

Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Ohibsboro, Whitehall, Marino and surrounds

Finglas System

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

Summerhill System

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

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.

Brunswick Street System

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

 Sillogue Tower System

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


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