Monday, December 13, 2010

Latest Water Update - 5.40pm Monday Dec 13th

ifig Preas, Roinn Seirbhísí Corparáideacha,

Oifigí na Cathrach, An Ché Adhmaid, BAC 8, Éire

Press Office, Corporate Services Department

Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland

T. 01 222 2170 F. 01 2222681 E.

Press Release 13 December 2010

Nightime Water Restrictions to remain in place for the next three nights to deal with Water Supply Shortages

Dublin City Council regrets to advise consumers that we have no choice but to continue the current programme of overnight restrictions from 7.00pm to 7.00am, tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday, because we need to get reasonable quantities of water back into storage. Stillorgan Reservoir alone requires approximately 120 million litres. The City Council will reassess the situation on Wednesday to see if we can alter the hours of restriction to assist those with evening trade on Thursday (16th), Friday (17th) and Saturday (18th).

We acknowledge and appreciate the high level of co-operation and assistance already received from consumers. We are asking them to continue to reduce their water consumption and not to leave taps running. With their continued support we will endeavour to reduce the level of restrictions at the earliest opportunity. We would advise consumers to visit, which provides a number of very simple steps that people can take, at home and at work, to conserve water without adversely impacting on their daily lives.

We are fixing leaks as we find them but the reduced pressure in the system means that some of these have not yet come to the surface. We are also faced with the situation where more cold weather is forecast for later in the week. With the current programme of nightly restrictions, the public’s co-operation in conserving water, and finding and fixing leaks, we hope to restore normal supply as soon as we can.


For further information please contact Dublin City Council Press Office at Tel: 086 8150010.