The water supply situation continues to improve and drinking water storage levels have recovered to such an extent that it is allowing a further easing of the restrictions.
A reduced number of shuts will be imposed tonight (Friday 14th January). On Saturday and Sunday night no shuts will be imposed and only pressure restrictions will be in place in a number of areas.
The situation will be further reviewed on Monday morning and a decision made at that stage as to what regime of shuts/pressure restrictions will be needed for next week.
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 Monday (17th Jan) morning are set out below.
Water shuts will be as follows
Fri 14th Jan – Sat 15th Jan 7pm(14th) to 7am(15th)
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 Friday 14th January 2011
- Collins Ave
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.
- St Annes Road North
- Mount Tallant Ave
- Sussex Terrace
- The Cloisters
- Bull Alley
- Eaton Road/ Terenure Road
- Griffith Ave. Extn
- Carnlough Rd
- Millmount Ave
- Collins Ave.
- Gardiner St. Upr
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)