Dublin water restrictions to stay in place until Thursday

Friday 01 November 2013 23.12
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Dublin City Council says it is reviewing the water supply situation on a daily basis
Dublin City Council says it is reviewing the water supply situation on a daily basis
There has been a stabilisation in production at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment facility
There has been a stabilisation in production at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment facility

Current water restrictions for the entire Dublin region will remain in place until at least next Thursday.

The water restrictions are from 8pm to 7am.

Dublin City Council says it is reviewing the water supply situation on a daily basis.

It says there has been a stabilisation in production at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment facility, but production is still well below what is needed to meet demand.

Water reservoirs remain at an unsustainably low level, the council says.

Meanwhile, funding of €12m has been approved for new water treatment plants in Co Roscommon.

Five plants and a pumping station will be built as part of the development.

The funding was approved by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan this afternoon.

It is hoped the treatment plants will remedy contamination issues on the Arigna, Boyle/Ardcarne, Roscommon Central and South Roscommon regional water supply schemes.

Mr Hogan said the funding reflected a commitment that all public drinking water supplies should be compliant with standards.

It is anticipated that construction of the treatment plants will begin shortly.