Update on water supply situation – Dublin from 30th Dec to 4th January – 1.15 pm on 30th December


The water supply situation to 12.00am last night was as follows:

29th December 2010 – Production 550Mld Demand – 534Mld

This represents a gain of 16Mld and storage at Stillorgan is up to 540Mld this morning. While this is good news there is still a lot of work to be done to stabilise the situation. It must be remembered that many businesses are still not back to work and all schools are still closed. Our crews continue to work on identifying leaks and dealing with burst pipes. We are maintaining our appeal to homeowners and all key holders for businesses, schools etc to check for leaks within their property.


The very restrictive regime will have to continue. But we are going to take cognisance of the festivities on New Years Eve. We will be applying restrictions and widespread cut-offs over the next few days as follows; 

  • Thursday 30th December  – pressure reductions and cut-offs from 6pm to 2pm 31st December


  •  Friday 31st December from 2pm no restrictions until 1am the following morning (1st) and then pressure reductions only to 4pm (on the 1st)


  • Saturday 1st January (pressure reductions and cut-offs) from 4pm to 12 noon 2nd January


  • Sunday 2nd January (pressure reductions and cut-offs)from 6pm to 12 noon 3rd January


  • Monday 3rd January(pressure reductions and cut–offs) from 6pm to 7am 4th January.

We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and if any changes to the above schedule are required these will be notified to you. Again it should be noted that there could be loss of supply in other areas at short notice due to broken mains and every effort is being made to advise people of these more localised problems on the website. Where water supply has been off due to broken mains, and these are fixed during the day, we will endeavour to alter the restrictions so that they get some water during the evening/night although this will be difficult to achieve in all cases.

Tankers have been sent to the following locations today: (from 10:00am  to 4:30pm)

  • Artane Castle, Shopping Centre (Off Skellys lane), Coolock.
  • Sports ground, off Middle Third & near Abbeyfield, Killester.
  • Northside Shopping Centre, Oscar Traynor Rd.
  • Shopping Centre, Off Lorcan Ave.
  • Aldi, Santry Avenue
  • Blackhall Place, Smithfield
  • St. Margaret’s Road (at Hampton Wood)
  • Lidl Carpark, Jamestown Road

These locations may change in response to need.

The following locations may experience loss of supply due to localised problems.

East Wall at the point

Croydon Gardens

Holly Road

Barrow Street

Kilmore Road at Scoil Ieada

Brian Road, Marino

Mount Street Crescent

Highfield Road

We request key holders throughout the city to return to their premises as soon as possible to check for internal leaks and also to report any water rising.

List of Areas and associated Water Restriction  3oth December to 4th January (see above for times)

1. Ballyboden System – shut off

2. Slievebloom System  – shut off

3. Ballyfermot System – shut off

4. Blackhorse Bridge System – Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

5. Navan Road System – shut off

6. Mespil Road System – shut off

7. Anglesea Road System – shut off

8. Rialto Bridge System – shut off

9. Merrion Gates System – Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

10. Belcamp System – Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

11. Clarehall System – Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

12. Shanliss System – Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

13. Home Farm Road System – shut off

14. Rathlin System – shut off

15. Finglas System – Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

16. Summerhill System –Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

17. Christchurch System –Pressure Reduction with possible loss of water supply

18. Brunswick Street – Shut off

19. Sillogue Tower System – shut off


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 they report locations where they see water running/rising to mainswatercomplaints@dublincity.ie

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 as to the caller’s identity, please do not allow access to your premises.


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