DCC Water Restrictions (updated 5pm Thursday 6th January 2011)

The water storage situation is continuing to improve each day, despite the increases in demand as a result of businesses reopening after the holiday period.  However 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 tomorrow (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.

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

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.

Water shuts will be as follows:

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

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

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:

  • Old Cabra Road
  • Howth Road  near 294
  • Blackhorse Avenue
  • Londonbridge Road
  • Mount Argus Avenue
  • Lamb Alley
  • Leinster Place
  • Parts of Crumlin
  • Cabra Area

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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