Update on the water supply situation 3rd January 2011- updated at 2.45 pm

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

2nd January 2011:    Production:  543.4Mld               Demand:  507Mld

This means we gained 36Mld during the day. Storage at Stillorgan is 581Mld this morning. Given this rate of progress we brought forward the review to this morning. We are very conscious that the restrictions (because of the nature of the system) have affected some more than others. 

However we intend to stagger the cut offs from tonight so that those areas most affected will only be cut off every second night.  The base hours for restrictions and cut offs over the next few days are set out below:

  • Monday 3rd Jan (today) (pressure reductions and cut–offs) – 6pm to 7am 4th Jan 
  • Tuesday 4th Jan (pressure reductions and cut offs) – 7pm to 7am 5th Jan 
  • Wednesday 5th Jan (pressure reductions and cut-offs) – 7pm to 7am 6th Jan 
  • Tankers have been sent to the following locations Monday 3rd January 2011 (10:00 until 16:00):

    • Artane Castle, Shopping Centre (Off Skellys lane), Coolock.
    • Hampton Wood, St. Margarets Rd,
    •  Captains Rd, Crumlin
    • Blackhall Place, Smithfield

    We 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:

    Merrion Road
    Celtic park avenue
    Strand road
    York Street
    Rostrevor road
    Sillogue Road
    Infirmary road
    Parts of Crumlin and Drimnagh

    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.

    List of Areas and Water Restrictions

    Water shuts will be as follows

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

    Tue 4th                         19:00(4th) to 07:00 (5th)

    Zone** Name Monday 3rd Jan-Tuesday 4th Jan  
    1 Ballyboden System Shut 6pm -7am  
    2 Slievebloom System Shut 6pm -7am  
    3 Ballyfermot System Shut 6pm -7am  
    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 -7am  
    7 Anglesea Road System Shut 6pm -7am  
    8 Rialto Bridge System Shut 6pm -7am  
    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 Shut 6pm -7am  
    13 HomeFarm Road System None  
    14 Rathlin System Shut 6pm -7am  
    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 -7am  
    19 Sillogue Tower System Shut 6pm -7am  

    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.

    Emergency Number        01-6796186(outside office hours only)

    Email                      mainswatercomplaints@dublincity.ie    


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