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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C
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Water Restrictions

Water restrictions to remain as reservoirs remain "at an unsustainably low level"

Dublin City Council say production has improved but restrictions will remain in place until at least Thursday.

WATER RESTRICTIONS SHOW no sign of being lifted early as Dublin City Council say that treated water reservoirs remain “at an unsustainably low level”.

The council said today that, as announced last week, water restrictions will definitely remain in place each night between 8pm and 7am until at least Thursday.

DCC say that production at the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant has begun to improve, although it is still well below normal production levels.

Dublin city engineer, Michael Phillips says that staff are working 24-hours a day on the problem:

The key to the successful resumption of full treatment capacity is our systematic and structured approach in which treated water quantities are increased in a very controlled manner. However, levels are still 20 per cent below that required to meet daily demand for the Dublin region.

“We are reviewing the water supply situation on a daily basis and a decision will be taken on the current restrictions as the situation evolves, ” he added.

DCC again re-iterated their appeal for people to conserve water and thanked the over one million people affected by the problem for their patience.

Drinks company Tipperary natural mineral water today donated of 20,000 litres of water to thousands of people in Dublin today as well as providing complimentary bottles to a number of Dublin charities.

Read: New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-tracked >

Read: Kildare Council increases output level from River Barrow to tackle water shortage >

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