Update on Water Supply from 30.12 to 4.1 from Dublin City Council

30th December, 2010

The water supply situation to 12.00am last night was as follows:‬

29th December 2010 – Production 550Mld Demand – 534Mld‬ This represents a gain of 16Mld and storage at Stillorgan is up to 540Mld this morning. While
this is good news there is still a lot of work to be done to stabilise the situation. It must be remembered that many businesses are still not back to work and all schools are still closed. Our crews continue to work on identifying leaks and dealing with burst pipes. We are maintaining our appeal to homeowners and all key holders for businesses, schools etc to check for leaks within their property.‬

The very restrictive regime will have to continue. But we are going to take cognisance of the festivities on New Years Eve. We will be applying restrictions and widespread cut-offs over the next few days as follows;‬

• Thursday 30th December (this evening – pressure reductions and cut-offs) from 6pm to 2pm 31st December (tomorrow)

• Friday 31st December from 2pm no restrictions until 1am the following morning (1st) and then pressure reductions only to 4pm (on the 1st)

• Saturday 1st January (pressure reductions and cut-offs) from 4pm to 12 noon 2nd January

• Sunday 2nd January (pressure reductions and cut-offs)from 6pm to 12 noon 3rd January

• Monday 3rd January(pressure reductions and cut–offs) from 6pm to 7am 4th January

Details will be on our website. We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and if any changes to the above schedule are required these will be notified to you. Again it should be noted that there could be loss of supply in other areas at short notice due to broken mains and every effort is being made to advise people of these more localised problems on the website.

Where water supply has been off due to broken mains, and these are fixed  during the day, we will endeavour to alter the restrictions so that they get some water during the evening/night although this will be difficult to achieve in all cases.

Details of tanker locations are updated as required on the website and our converted Fire Engine is filling tanks for hostels, nursing homes and hospitals where necessary. We would like to mention that Civil Defence is also assisting with tankers