Update on the water supply situation 1st to 5th Jan 2011 – updated 3.00 pm on 1st Jan

The following is the position on the production and demand for water as at midnight on 31st December 2010: 

Production: 546.3 Mld      Demand:545 Mld      Storage at Stillorgan Reservoir is now at 551 Mld.

Restrictions will have to continue to ensure that drinking water storage levels return to normal levels. Details of the restrictions for the next few days 1st January to 5th January are given below. The restrictions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the regime may have to be altered if the situation changes. 

A large number of internal leaks have already been identified on properties empty over the holiday period. All key holders throughout the city should return to their premises as soon as possible to check for leaks on their property. 

Tankers have been sent to the following locations Saturday 1st January 2011 (10:00 until 16:00): 

  • Artane Castle, Shopping Centre (Off Skellys lane), Coolock
  • Lidl, St. Margarets Rd
  • Northside Shopping Centre, Oscar Traynor Rd
  • Church at Griffith Ave (between Philipsburgh Avenue and Malahide Rd, At St Mary’s College)

We will also have a number of mobile tankers available to respond to areas as needed.These locations may change in response to need. We would ask consumers to bring their own containers. The Civil Defence are providing invaluable assistance in dealing with nursing homes, hospitals and other vulnerable consumers.

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

Raheny Road

Fumbally Lane

Military Road

Malahide Road

Parts of Crumlin, Kimmage, Santry & Finglas

List of Areas and times of  Water Restrictions: 

 Sat 1st 16:00(1st) to 12:00 (2nd)

Sun 2nd 18:00(2nd) to 12:00 (3rd)

Mon 3rd 18:00(3rd) to 07:00 (4th)

Tue 4th 19:00(4th) to 07:00 (5th) 

Zone **  Name  1st Jan to 5th Jan (am)
1  Ballyboden System  Shuts as above
2  Slievebloom System  Shuts as above 
3  Ballyfermot System  Shuts as above  
4  Blackhorse Bridge System  Pressure reductions with possible loss of water 
5  Navan Road System  Shuts as above  
6  Mespil Road System  Shuts as above  
7  Anglesea Road System  Shuts as above 
8  Rialto Bridge System  Shuts as above 
9  Merrion 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  Shuts as above 
14  Rathlin System  Shuts as above  
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  Shuts as above  
19  Sillogue Tower System  Shuts as above


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.

Emergency Number: 01-6796186 (outside office hours only). Email: mainswatercomplaints@dublincity.ie

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. 

Dublin City Council appeals to the owners/operators of car washes which use mains water to discontinue their use for the duration of the current water supply crisis. Similarly, we ask owners of private cars to refrain from washing them for the moment.


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