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Entire Dublin city hit by water problems, says council

Dublin City Council says it will carry out a review of the ongoing problem with water in the city later today – but has urged people to conserve water.

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DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has said the entire city has been hit by water problems which will last until later this morning.

The local authority has said it is making ‘every effort possible’ to maintain water pressure during peak demand period but warned customers to expect reductions in pressure along with a possible loss of supply.

The council urged people to conserve water use as much as possible over the coming days.

A review of the problem – which has been ongoing since Thursday evening – will be carried out later today when the council will check water levels at the Stillorgan Reservoir to see if the current restrictions can be lifted.

The council has repeatedly emphasised that there is no problems with the quality of treated drinking water in the city.

People living in Dublin city have been asked to restrict their use of water in coming days. Dublin City Council has urged consumers to undertake some of the following adjustments:

  • Keep a jug of water in the fridge instead of running the tap
  • Taking shorter showers
  • Turning the tap off while brushing your teeth
  • Using dishwashers and washing machines only when they are full

Dublin City Council said last week that damage to the water supply in north Dublin was caused by a third party.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and will do everything possible to minimise the scale and duration of the restrictions,” the council said in a statement.

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