DCC Water Restrictions (updated 11.15am Thursday 6th January 2011)

Following the return to work on the morning of 4th January after the recent holiday period for most businesses there was the expected rise in demand, however this wasn’t as bad as had been feared and a small quantity of water was put into storage over the day.  It will be a number of days before the full impact, of this rise in demand, on drinking water storage levels can be assessed. It is therefore necessary to continue with restrictions for the rest of this week at least. The situation will be reviewed on Friday morning. 

Broken mains are being found and fixed and this will help improve the situation. Many of these have been reported by members of the public and we ask that people continue to assist us in this regard(contact details are given below), as well as by reducing their consumption of water in every possible way. Updated details of the restrictions through to Friday (7th Jan) are set out below.

The restrictions are being reviewed on an ongoing basis and alterations are made where possible so as to minimise the impact on consumers.

Water shuts will be as follows:

Thur 6th:  from 7pm to 7am (Friday 7th)

For further information in relation to the areas and times of disruption please click here

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, especially schools, as soon as possible to check for leaks on their property.

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.

  • Carba Area (Water supply will only be available in this area at peak times today 6th January:  6am-8am and 6pm-8pm)
  • Londonbridge Road
  • Synge Street
  • Rathdown Avenue
  • Kimmage Road West
  • Beaver Street
  • Railway Street
  • Ballybough Road
  • North Strand
  • Collins Avenue
  • Parts of Crumlin
  • Mount Argus Avenue

Tankers currently at the following locations:

  • Ventry Park in Cabra
  • Hampton Wood, St. Margarets Rd,
  • Shopping Centre, Lorcan Avenue.
  • Captains Rd, Crumlin

Tankers will move around according to demand

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.

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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