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Council: water will take time to come back - and may look cloudy

People in Dublin have been warned that their water may look brown, orange or yellow when the supply is switched back on in the morning.

PEOPLE HIT BY the disruptions to the water supply have been warned that their water may look brown, yellow or cloudy when it comes back.

Residents in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare have also been told that their water will not come back on immediately after the restrictions end each morning following complaints by some people living in the greater Dublin area this morning when their water didn’t come back at 7am.

Dublin City Council said that residents living closest to the affected valves will get their water back first. “We may turn the water back on at 7am but it will take time to travel through the distribution system,” the Council said in a statement.

It also warned that water may look white and cloudy or else brown, orange or yellow.

The white or cloudy appearance is caused by air in the water, and it doesn’t have any effect on how safe the water is to drink, the Council said. The discolouration is also down to the current disruption and should be fixed within an hour or two of the water supply returning.

“If it persists, you can clear the system by running the affected tap for two to three minutes,” the Council said.

The four local authorities in the greater Dublin area are curtailing the water supply between 8pm and 7am until at least Monday due to a serious production problem at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant.

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