Dublin City Council Water Supply Update (as of 4.30pm Friday 28th January 2011)

The daily water demand in the Greater Dublin Region is still running at approximately 25 Million Litres per day greater than normal and this is putting great pressure on drinking water storage levels.  As a result the current pressure reduction regime that is in place will be continued until Monday next (Monday 31st January).

There is no plan at this stage to reintroduce water shut-offs, however there will be a general pressure reduction across the city and this will be restricted in most cases to the over night period so as to minimise the impact on consumers, and close monitoring will continue.  

The situation will be further reviewed on Monday morning (31st) and a decision made at that stage as to what regime of pressure restrictions (and water shut-offs if necessary) will be needed for the rest of the week. At this stage Dublin City Council would like to thank all its consumers for their patience and cooperation during the period of the restrictions.

The following locations may experience loss of supply due to localised problems:

  • Blackhall Place
  • Brunswick Street
  • Bushy Park
  • Danswell Road
  • Drumcondra Road
  • Hollybrook Park
  • Park Lane
  • Riverston Abbey
  • Saint Columbus Road

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. 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.

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.
 
Customer Services Centre    01 2222222 (8am to 6pm)
Emergency Number               01-6796186 (outside office hours only)
Email                                     mainswatercomplaints@dublincity.ie

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