The water situation over the past three nights has been as follow:
24th December 2010 – Production 550Mld Demand – 570Mld
25th December 2010 – Production 548Mld Demand – 548Mld
26th December 2010 – Production 550Mld Demand – 609Mld
Storage at Stillorgan is now down to 603Mld. The rapid thaw has had a disastrous effect. We are mobilising the maximum number of crews to deal with burst pipes today. We are also appealing to homeowners and businesses to check their premises for leaks within their property. There are problems all over the country.
Given the situation we have no option but to reintroduce a very restrictive regime as and from today. From this evening we are reintroducing reduced pressure and fairly significant cut-offs.
It should also be noted that there could be loss of supply in other areas at short notice due to broken mains. From today (27th) we will be commencing at 6pm and continuing until 9am tomorrow morning. The same restrictions at least will apply for tomorrow night (28th) however we are monitoring on a daily basis and this may change.