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It’s over: Dublin water restrictions to be lifted from tonight

However water pressure will remain low in the evenings over the coming weeks.

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Updated 22:00

GOOD NEWS FOR  Dubliners: The water restrictions which have been in place for more than a week have been lifted from tonight.

Dublin City Council confirmed the move this afternoon, saying that there has been an increase in production at the Ballymore Eustrace Water Treatment Plant where the problem arose.

However it warned that water pressure will remain low in the evenings over the coming weeks as the local authorities try to gain additional treated water shortage in the run up to the high demand of the Christmas season.

“This is normal practice at this time of year,” Dublin City Council said in a statement.

Environment Minister Phil Hogan said engineers had been working around the clock to fix the problem in the face of an “unprecedented situation”.

Dublin City Council, which spoke on behalf of the four affected local authorities during the water problems, thanked customers for their patience.

“Due to the cooperation of all water users, we managed to save a significant amount of water and our regional strategic storage, which was at an extremely and unsustainable low level over the past week, has improved,” Dublin City Council said in a statement.

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The restrictions had been in place across the greater Dublin area since 30 October from 8pm at night until 7 o’clock in the morning.

Dublin City Engineer Michael Philips urged people to help conserve water by restricting their use of water during the day as much as possible.

“If all of our customers implement simple conservation measures, this would also significantly reduce the likelihood of future restrictions being implemented which could arise from extremely cold weather or from issues with water production,” he said.

First published 14:01.

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