Thursday 21 January 2010

Water Shortage Update

Dublin City Council regrets the inconvenience caused by the disruption in the supply of water. The latest information on the water supply situation will be posted on this site as soon as possible after the update becomes available.

Due to the severe shortage of water please do not use water to wash cars, paths or any non essential use. Your actions in reducing your consumption of water will help to improve and restore the supply of water to Dublin.

It has come to our attention that bogus callers may be utilising the current water problems to gain access to houses. If a member of Dublin City Council calls to a property they will always carry and produce identification. If the caller asks you to check the flow of water at the taps, close the door fully while you do so. Look to see if there is a vehicle parked outside with markings of the Water Services Division of Dublin City Council on it. If you are in any doubt do not allow them access to your home. For further information and very useful advice please log on to the Homepage of

Although many people have water back to their taps, the situation is still critical. The Water Division would ask people to exercise restraint and conserve their use of water at this time.

Tankers will be deployed subject to demand.

Areas currently experiencing difficulties/Maintenance crews are dealing with these areas.

Killester - Middlethird @ The Ramblers Pub up to 6pm

Harolds Cross - Larkfield/Shanid Road up to 7pm

Smithfield - Blackhall St/Sq up to 6pm

Kenilworth Square North up to 6pm

Areas with reduced pressure at present, tonight (Tankers will continue to roam these areas until 6pm):

Slievebloom Park/Errigal Rd/ Rafters Rd/Clogher Rd

Mespil Rd/Anglesea Rd/Pembroke Rd/Merrion Rd North/Gilford Rd/Irishtown areas

Donore Ave/Clanbassill St Lwr/Earlsfort Terrace/Camden St Upper/ Clanwilliam Place

There is a broken main in the Pidgeon House Road area of Ringsend,the water supply in this area will be shut-off for at least 2-3 hours this evening to make the repairs on this.

Location of bowsers:

Crumlin area SlieveBloom/Errigal Rd/Rafters Rd/Clogher Rd/ *

Baggot Street Anglesea Rd/Mespil Rd/Pembroke Rd/Merrion Rd Nth *

Guilford Rd/ Irishtown Area *

Killester Middlethird at "The Ramblers Pub" ^

Blackhall Street Marmion Complex ^

Harolds Square Kenilworth Square ^

Harolds Square Larkfield Ave ^

( * denotes mobile bowsers touring the area ^ denotes static bowsers)

An extra tanker has been sent to Swift Grove, Clonshaugh

NB: As a precautionary measure water from tankers should be boiled before using for drinking or cooking purposes.

Please call 01 222 0600 to arrange for a tanker to call to the elderly or those most at need.

Both mobile & stationary tankers will need to be replenished and therefore may need to leave the area for a short time, your co-operation and patience is greatly appreciated. The tankers will be available until 8pm depending on demand.

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