Water Restrictions – Effective This Evening

Water Supply Update 7th December 2010

Due to a huge increase in demand for water in the past week, all areas will have their supply restricted, particularly over the next three nights, (Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th) from 7pm to 7am. Dublin City Council is appealing to consumers in the Dublin Region to reduce their water consumption and in particular, people are asked not to leave taps running. There is no need for people to fill baths or store large quantities of water – water tanks in every home or business will have sufficient quantity to cover the amount of water needed when water will be restricted.

Details of areas affected by restrictions over the next three nights, is available at the end of this post. Information is also available on RTE Television’s AERTEL service, page 629.

We urge consumers to play their part and conserve water to minimise the level and extent of any necessary restrictions being put in place to reduce demand. www.taptips.ie provides a number of very simple steps that people can take at home and at work to conserve water, without adversely impacting on their daily lives.
Consumers experiencing extreme hardship should contact the following Emergency Telephone Number – 01 2223881. Further statements will issue before the weekend to update the public.

Areas Affected (Zones):

Zone** Name 07/12/2010
1 Ballyboden System None
2 Slievebloom System Shut 7pm to 7am
3 Ballyfermot System None
4 Blackhorse Bridge System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
5 Navan Road System None
6 Mespil Road System Shut 7pm to 7am
7 Anglesea Road System Shut 7pm to 7am
8 Rialto Bridge System Shut 7pm to 7am
9 Merrion Gates System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
10 Belcamp System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
11 Clarehall System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
12 Shanliss System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
13 HomeFarm Road System None
14 Rathlin System None
15 Finglas System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
16 Summerhill System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
17 Christchurch System Pressure reductions with possible loss of water
18 Brunswick Street System Shut 7pm to 7am
19 Sillogue Tower System Shut 7pm to 7am

Details of areas affected within each zone:

1. Ballyboden System
Templegoue Rd, Terenure, Rathgar, Rathmines, Ranelagh, Milltown, Clonskeagh and their surrounds.

2.Slievebloom System
Longmile Rd to Kimmage Rd including Crumlin & Drimnagh Areas and their surrounds.

3.Ballyfermot System
Ballyfermot and Bluebell areas.

4.Blackhorse Bridge System
Inchicore, Dolphins Barn, South of SCR to the canal to Chlaremont, Island bridge, Cabra, Phibsboro, city centre north of the Liffey and surrounds.

5.Navan Rd System
Navan Rd from Ashtown to Cabra Rd and surrounds

6.Mespil Road System
Mespil Road From Baggot St bridge to Irishtown, southwards to Ballsbridge

7.Anglesea Road System
From Morehampton/Stillorgan road to the coast including Ballsbridge, Sandymunt and the Merrion road areas and their surrounds

8.Rialto Bridge System
From Rialto Bridge to Charlemont Bridge along the North side of South Circular Road to Kevin st.

9.Merrion Gates System
Eastern seaboard including Ringsend, Eastwall, Fairview, Clontarf, Dollymount, Killester, Artane, Raheny and surrounds.

10.Belcamp System
From M1, south of N32 to oast including Kilmore, Coolock, Edenmore, Donaghmede, Belcamp, Darndale and surrounds.

11.Clarehall System
Grange Rd, Templeview, Balgriffin areas and their surrounds

12.Shanliss System
Santry, Shaliss areas and surrounds

13.Homefarm Road System
Griffith Avenue to Coolock Lane, east of Swords Road including Beaumont, Collinswood and surrounds.

14.Rathlin System
Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Ohibsboro, Whitehall, Marino and surrounds

15.Finglas System
Finglas, Scribblestown, Pelletstown, Ballymun to Glasnevin and east to Swords Rd.

16.Summerhill System
From Pearse St to Tara St, Northwards along Gardiner St to Dorset st and surrounds

17.Christchurch System
From Memorial Pk to Grand Canal Dock south of the Liffey including Royal Hospital, St James Gate, Trinity college, Merrion Square and surrounds.

18.Brunswick Street System
The area extending from Collins Barracks along the north quays to Capel st northwards to North King st and surrounding areas.

19.Sillogue Tower System
From Cappagh to western Ballymun including Mellow Park, Poppintree Park and surrounds.

The City Council are locating and repairing watermain bursts as quickly as possible. While the accumulation of snow makes it difficult to identify leakages reports should be made through our contact no. 01 2220600. Consumers can continue to help by reducing their water usage to the lowest level possible. It is emphasised that there is no need for anyone to store water in anticipation of the restrictions as they will be confined at most to 12 hour periods from 7pm to 7am. This is well within the storage capacity of every home.

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.