Thursday, 28 March 2013

Water Conservation

Today, Thursday 28th March 2013, Dublin City Council has issued a Water Conservation Notice advising that treated water storage is currently at an unsustainably low level in Dublin City.
This is as a result of production problems at one of DCC's water treatment plants. There is no problem with storage levels of untreated/raw water and there is no problem with water quality of treated water. Storage levels of treated drinking water are reducing below a normal operational level.

In addition water demand is currently running higher than average due to the cold weather which has caused an increase in leakage. Our crews are 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.

In an effort to maintain storage DCC are asking consumers to assist by restricting their use of water as much as possible. DCC will be reducing pressures throughout the system in order to conserve supplies. DCC will try, as far as possible, to maintain pressures during peak demand periods pressures will be reduced at other times. This will result in lower pressures and in some cases possible loss of supply. People may notice reductions in pressure or loss of supply from 10pm to between 7am and 9am throughout the entire city.

Dublin City Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. For more information please contact Dublin City Council Water Services Division 01-2220600 or Emergency Number 01-6796186 (outside office hours only). Mary