Nightly Water Restrictions to apply to all areas of Dublin City this Weekend

Dublin City Council is urging consumers all over the City to conserve water this weekend, to restore levels in the treated water reservoirs to normal. Nightly restrictions will be put in place from 10.00pm to 7am or 9.00am each night, from Thursday 28 March to Tuesday 2 April 2013. This will assist the council in replenishing treated drinking water levels to a normal level. A review of levels will be conducted again on Tuesday next, to determine if the reservoirs are full enough to allow the restrictions to be lifted.

The reason for the restrictions is twofold. Water demand is currently running at a higher than average due to the unseasonably cold weather which has caused an increase in leakage. The council’s crews are repairing any breaks to the public mains as they arise. To help them in this regard they are asking people to report any location where they see water rising or running over the ground.

They can do so by using the Emergency Telephone Number 01-6796186 outside office hours. Coupled with the cold weather, a minor production issue at the Roundwood Water Treatment Plant has also caused a reduction in supply, further reducing water levels. It should be stressed that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated/raw water.

In an effort to maintain storage at a sustainable level, the council is asking consumers to help us in restoring adequate water supplies by restricting their use of water as much as possible. They are asking people to visit www.taptips.ie for easy water saving tips. They will be reducing pressures throughout the system over the weekend in order to conserve supplies.

The council say:-“While we will make every effort possible to maintain pressures during peak demand periods, but pressures will be reduced during the times indicated above. This will result in lower pressuresand in some cases possible loss of supply. People may notice reductions in pressure or loss of supply throughout the entire city.

Dublin City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. We are asking consumers bear with us while we work to restore the water supply to normal.

Water is precious. Let’s conserve it.”

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Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2013 at 4:47pm

Save Water in Dublin this weekend

Nightly Water Restrictions to apply to all areas of Dublin City this Weekend

Dublin City Council is urging consumers all over the City to conserve water this weekend, to restore levels in the treated water reservoirs to normal. Nightly restrictions will be put in place from 10.00pm to 7am or 9.00am each night, from Thursday 28 March to Tuesday 2 April 2013. This will assist the council in replenishing treated drinking water levels to a normal level. A review of levels will be conducted again on Tuesday next, to determine if the reservoirs are full enough to allow the restrictions to be lifted.

The reason for the restrictions is twofold. Water demand is currently running at a higher than average due to the unseasonably cold weather which has caused an increase in leakage. The council’s crews are repairing any breaks to the public mains as they arise. To help them in this regard they are asking people to report any location where they see water rising or running over the ground.

They can do so by using the Emergency Telephone Number 01-6796186 outside office hours. Coupled with the cold weather, a minor production issue at the Roundwood Water Treatment Plant has also caused a reduction in supply, further reducing water levels. It should be stressed that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated/raw water.

In an effort to maintain storage at a sustainable level, the council is asking consumers to help us in restoring adequate water supplies by restricting their use of water as much as possible. They are asking people to visit www.taptips.ie for easy water saving tips. They will be reducing pressures throughout the system over the weekend in order to conserve supplies.

The council say:-“While we will make every effort possible to maintain pressures during peak demand periods, but pressures will be reduced during the times indicated above. This will result in lower pressuresand in some cases possible loss of supply. People may notice reductions in pressure or loss of supply throughout the entire city.

Dublin City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. We are asking consumers bear with us while we work to restore the water supply to normal.

Water is precious. Let’s conserve it.”

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