Thursday 26 April 2018

Water restrictions to be put in place in Dublin due to 'unidentified production problem'


RESIDENTS in Dublin will face overnight water restrictions from tomorrow night due to a 'production problem'.

Dublin City Council confirmed the restrictions in a statement tonight, blaming a 'production problem'.

"Due to a serious production problem at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, Dublin City Council is urging consumers all over the Dublin region to conserve water, in an effort to restore levels in our treated water reservoirs to normal." The statement said.

"Nightly restrictions, which are likely to lead to a loss of supply, will be put in place from tomorrow, Wednesday 30th October from 8.00pm in the evening to 7am the following morning."

It is believed the restrictions will remain in place until next Monday at the earliest, however the council has said the situation will be reviewed on a daily basis.

"The reason for the restrictions is due to a serious production problem at our Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, which has caused a significant reduction in water production since last weekend.

"Prior to this, we had introduced reductions in water pressure during the night in an effort to replenish storage levels, but this did not achieve the desired effect."

The statement said that the cause of the problem at the treatment plant had still not been identified.

However authorities have reassured the public that there is no problem with drinking water.

The restrictions will result in lower pressures and loss of supply across the entire Dublin region.


Brian O'Reilly

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