DCC Water Restrictions (updated 4pm on 10th January 2011)

Much improvement was made to drinking water storage levels in the city’s reservoirs over the weekend.  Schools and colleges have returned this morning following their holidays and their impact on the overall demand will be monitored over the coming days.  Restrictions will continue to be imposed for the next two nights while this monitoring is ongoing, however depending on how the network responds, we would hope to be in a position to start lifting the restrictions, on a phased basis later in the week.

Water shuts will be as follows:

Mon 10th –  7pm (10th) to 7am (Tues 11th)
Tues 11th –  7pm (11th) to 7am (Wed 12th)

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

Broken mains are being found and fixed and this is helping to 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; we would ask all property owners to check for leaks on their property as soon as is possible, bearing in mind that some leaks may not be visible.

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.

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.

  • Cromcastle Green
  • Kilbride Road
  • Mount Tallant Avenue
  • John Dillon Street
  • Galtymore Close
  • Marino
  • Collins Avenue
  • Parts of Crumlin

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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