Dublin City Council 01-2222222
Water Supply Update week beginning
13th May 2013
There has been a significant improvement in the water supply situation since the imposition of night time pressure reductions began on Thursday 28th March 2013.
Water supply has generally returned to normal since Friday 5th April, albeit with reduced pressures. This reduced pressure regime will continue until water production is restored at the Roundwood Water Treatment plant.
Dublin City Council wishes to apologise to our customers for the water restrictions we have had to put in place.
Due to the cooperation of all water users, we have managed to save a significant amount of water. Our regional strategic storage, which was at an extreme and unsustainable low level last Thursday, is at a less critical level.
However, we will have to continue with reduced pressures until full production is restored at Roundwood Water Treatment plant.
Water demand is currently running higher than average due to the cold weather, which has caused an increase in leakage particularly on our old Victorian distribution system.
Our crews are working flat out repairing any breaks as they arise. To help us in this regard we would ask people to report any location where they see water rising or running.
The single major issue still affecting us is the severe disruption to water production at our Roundwood Treatment Plant.
This normally produces 66 million litres a day ( out of a maximum of 560 million litres for the entire Dublin Region) but is now down to an average of 40 million litres a day, a shortfall of 26 million litres.