DCC Water Restrictions (as of 5pm Tuesday 11th January 2011)

Drinking water storage levels in the city’s reservoirs are continuing to improve and water was put in to storage yesterday despite the full return of business and the reopening of schools and colleges. Restrictions will continue to be imposed tonight while we monitor their full impact on the network. A meeting with the other Local Authorities in the region will take place tomorrow morning at which it will be discussed how to progressively reduce the level of restrictions from tomorrow night.

Water Restrictions  will be as follows:

Tuesday 11th January:  From  7pm(Tues 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. Updated details of the restrictions through to Wednesday (12th Jan) morning 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.

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.


Tankers have been sent to the following locations Tuesday 11th January 2011

  • Griffith Ave
  • Marino
  • Serpentine Ave, Sandymount.
  • Stanaway Road

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.


  • Cromcastle Green
  • Rosary Road
  • Newbrook Road
  • Larkfield Park
  • Bride Street
  • Windmill Park
  • Thomas Street
  • Bushy Park
  • Leinster Road
  • 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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