Update on water supply situation – 31st Dec to 4th Jan – updated 4.00 pm on 31st Dec

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

3oth Dec           Production: 549 Mld                  Demand: 525.4 Mld

This represents a gain of 23.6 Mld and storage at Stillorgan is up to 561 Mld this morning. While this is headed in the right direction we have to be mindful of the revised regime we have put in place for today and tomorrow and its likely impact although of course it is a positive development for consumers.  We are finding a lot of leaks associated with private property and if key holders do not check their premises they may not be able to resume business as intended next week.

 Please note that it can take several hours for water to be fully restored to a premise after a shut off. Any complaints re lack of supply or to report a burst water main please e-mail mainswatercomplaints@dublincity.ie  This e-mail address is monitored constantly and is the best method to lodge a complaint.

It should be noted that there could be a loss of supply in other areas at short notice due to broken mains and every effort is being made to advise people of these localised problems on this 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 may be difficult to achieve in all cases.

The following are the times of restrictions/cut off over the next few days: 

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 shut-offs) from 4pm to 12 noon 2nd January

Sunday 2nd January (pressure reductions and shut offs) from 6.00pm to 12 noon on 3rd January

Monday 3rd January (pressure reductions and shut offs) from 6.00 pm to 7.00 am on 4th January

Tankers have been sent to the following locations today from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and again on 1st January:

Artane Castle, Shopping Centre (Off Skellys lane), Coolock
Lidl, St. Margaret’s Road

Northside Shopping Centre, Oscar Traynor Road

Church at Griffith Ave (between Philipsburgh Avenue and Malahide Rd, At St Mary’s College

Please bring your own containers if you are using one of the above facilities. 

The following areas may experience loss of supply due to localised problems:

Raheny Road

Fumbally Lane

Military Road

Malahide Road

Parts of Crumlin/Kimmage, Santry & Finglas

We request owners of car washes which use mains water to stop using the car wash until such a time as the water supply has been restored to normal. We also ask the general public not to wash their cars until the water supply situation has improved.

List of Areas and associated Water Restriction  31st December to 4th January (see above for times)

1. Ballyboden System – Shut off as per details above 

  2. Slievebloom System  – Shut off as per details above

3. Ballyfermot System – Shut off as per details above 

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

5. Navan Road System -Shut off as per details above 

6. Mespil Road System – Shut off as per details above 

7. Anglesea Road System – Shut off as per details above 

8. Rialto Bridge System – Shut off as per details above 

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 as per details above 

14. Rathlin System – Shut off as per details above 

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 as per details above 

19. Sillogue Tower System – Shut off as per details above 

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.


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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