Latest Report from Dublin City Council – Friday 26th February
The water supply situation has been stabilised to the point where we are now in a position to lift all restrictions on supply with effect from this evening (Feb 26th).
The lifting of restrictions will result in a rise in demand. The level of increase will dictate whether it will be necessary to re-introduce restrictions in the coming days.
Essential maintenance work at the water treatment plants has commenced and will be ongoing for the next number of months. This should not impact on our ability to supply unless the level of demand rises further for whatever reason or problems arise at the plants.
The general increase in pressures will assist in detecting leaks from watermains which when repaired will contribute to our efforts to reduce demand to sustainable levels.
As heretofore when leaks are located consumers in their vicinity may experience a drop in pressure or a complete loss of supply while repairs are being carried out. Supply interruptions in these circumstances are generally for short periods and it may not be possible to give advance notice to consumers.
Progress is being made to improve supply to the few remaining areas with particular difficulties.
A number of items of work have been identified in the Killester Area. These works are currently being carried out. On completion a review of the supply to the area will be undertaken to establish how successful they have been in improving the situation. In the longer term the construction of a new arterial watermain along the coast, for which approval is awaited from DEHLG, will help alleviate supply problems.
Supply to parts of the Terenure, Rathgar and Rathmines area remains problematic while investigations continue to try resolve the matter. The general lifting of restrictions and the carrying out of repair works in the next few days should help ease the situation and a review and further analysis will be undertaken as necessary when the outcome of these actions becomes known.