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Dublin city water supply disruption to continue over weekend

Despite restrictions to water supplying already being imposed in recent days, Dublin City Council say storage levels are still too low.

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DISRUPTIONS TO DUBLIN’S water supply are set to continue over the weekend, Dublin City Council has warned.

Households have been warned to expect reductions in pressure and/or loss of supply throughout the entire city from 10pm (Saturday 30 March) to between 7am and 9am (Sunday 31 March).

Although restrictions were already imposed on Thursday evening and almost 10 mega litres of water to storage on Friday evening, storage levels were not sufficiently increased, the Council said – as such, it will continue to impose restrictions again tonight and will “continue to review and monitor the storage levels on an ongoing basis”.

According to the Council, treated water storage is currently at an unsustainably low level:

This is as a result of production problems at one of our water treatment plants. There is obviously no problem with storage levels of untreated/raw water and there is no problem with water quality of treated water. Storage levels of treated drinking water are below a normal operational level.
In addition water demand is currently running higher than average due to the cold weather which has caused an increase in leakage. Our crews are repairing any breaks as they arise.

The Council is asking people to report any location where they see water rising or running over the ground by calling the Emergency Telephone Number 01-6796186 outside office hours.

Consumers were asked to make an effort to restrict their use of water as much as possible in order to maintain adequate water supplies, adding: “Dublin City Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration.”

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