Water Supply Update 31st October 2013 – Water Restrictions will remain in place until at least next Monday

Due to the ongoing serious production problem at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, Dublin City Council, on behalf of the four Dublin Local Authorities, is urging consumers all over the Dublin region to conserve water, in an effort to restore levels in our treated water reservoirs to normal.

Nightly restrictions, which are likely to lead to a loss of supply, will continue on Thursday 31st October from 8.00pm in the evening to 7am on Friday morning.

Customers should be aware that unlike some other utilities like ESB, water distribution systems cannot be operated and managed to the point where the exact locations and precise times at which the effects of pressure alterations (both incressase and decreases ) will be experienced, however we do make every effort to ensure that the times and area affected are limited.

Restrictions will remain in place until at least next Monday 4th November, and will be reviewed on a daily basis. This will assist us in replenishing treated drinking water levels to a normal level.

The reason for the restrictions is due to a serious production problem at our Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, which has caused a significant reduction in water production since last weekend. Prior to this, we had introduced reductions in water pressure during the night in an effort to replenish storage levels, but this did not achieve the desired effect. Council engineers are continuing to work around the clock to identify the cause of the problem and to mitigate the effects, but as previously stated, it may take some time to completely resolve the issue.

It should be stressed that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated/raw water.