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Dublin: 2 °C Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Dublin city to be hit by nightly water restrictions this weekend

Restrictions will be in place from 10pm to 7am or 9am every night from tonight until next Tuesday and will mean water pressure will be reduced at these times.

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DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is implementing nightly water restrictions across all areas of the city this weekend in order to replenish the supply of treated drinking water.

Restrictions will be in place from 10pm to 7am or 9am each morning, from tonight, Thursday 28 March to next Tuesday, 2 April and will see water pressure reduced during these times.

DCC says this will result in lower pressures and in some cases possible loss of supply. People may notice reductions in pressure or loss of supply throughout the entire city, the council warns.

The council says that the reason for the restrictions is that water demand is currently running at a higher than average level due to the unseasonably cold weather that has caused increase leakage.

It says its crews are repairing any breaks to the public mains as they arise and have urged members of the public to contact them on 01 6796186 outside office hours in order to report any incidents of water rising or running over ground.

The council also says that a minor production issue has arisen at Roundwood Water Treatment Plant which has also caused a reduction in supply, further reducing water levels.

In a statement that councils says the restrictions “will assist us in replenishing treated drinking water levels to a normal level”.

A review of the levels will be conducted next Tuesday to determine if the restrictions can be lifted.

The statement adds: “It should be stressed that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated/raw water.”

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