Burst Watermain Update Saturday 07/08, 1pm

This watermain is still out of commission with work continuing on the repair. It is hoped to have the work completed in the afternoon.

In the interim, work is ongoing to supply water to the areas affected by using alternative supplies.  However there is a general reduction in water pressure city wide, and the following areas may still continue to experience extremely low pressure with a high possibility of no water, until approximately early evening.

·       South Circular Road from Adelaide Road to Kilmainham and surrounds.

·       Baggot St Bridge to Leeson Street and surrounds.

·       Ballymun.

·       Griffith Avenue, Collins Avenue and their surrounds, including Whitehall, Glasnevin, Drumcondra and Phibsboro.

·       James Street and surrounds.

·       Inchicore to Islandbridge and surrounds

In view of particular difficulties being experienced by people living in the Whitehall and Santry areas, 4 tankers have been deployed to the following locations from 12.30pm:

  • Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road
  • Swiss Cottage, Swords Road
  • At Beaumont Stores, Beaumont Road
  • Collinswood on Collins Avenue.

 People are advised to bring their own water receptacles,  clean bottles, pots etc… when getting water. Tanker locations will be reviewed at 2.00pm today depending on demand.

As a result of using alternative routes to maintain supplies, many areas may be experiencing discoloured water, this is only a temporary problem and will clear as the situation returns to normal later today.

South Earl Street remains closed to traffic; however Marrowbone Lane, Thomas Court, and School Street have reopened.  DCC would still ask motorists to avoid the area if possible due to the works.

All efforts will be made to carry out the work in the optimum time and to minimise disruption as far as is possible. DCC would urge consumers to reduce their water demand as much as possible as this will help to maintain water pressures and supply to the affected areas

Dublin City Council apologises for the inconvenience caused. With the public’s co-operation and understanding we hope to keep the disruption to a minimum.