Monday 23 July 2018

Local water supply begins to recover

Deputy Louise O'Reilly.
Deputy Louise O'Reilly.

Fergal Maddock

Water supply is returning to normal across Fingal after disruption to the service caused by the ravages of Storm Emma.

Irish Water has confirmed that it has no plans to restrict supply or reduce water pressure in the region as the area begins to recover. A spokesperson said that Irish Water along with the four Dublin local authorities were continuing to make good progress on finding and fixing leak on the public network and also on private side leaks in homes and businesses.

However, it has continued to appeal to homeowners and businesses to conserve water at this time. She advised people to check out for further information.

Where customers  do have leaks in their homes, they are encouraged to  prioritise getting these fixed.  Any visible leaks should be reported to Irish Water on 1850 278 278.

For elected representatives Irish Water has dedicated phone lines in place for elected representatives. The phone number is 1890 578 578 for TDs and Senators and for Counc Councillors the Local Representative number is 1890 178 178.

Meanwhile, Deputy Louise O'Reilly had raised the issue of water shortages in Fingal with the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy  in the Dail last Wednesday. She said that people across the north county in Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush and other areas had been left without water fora number of days.

She said: 'Irish water crews are doing fantastic work on the ground, but it is those at the top who are failing to keep people in the loop. We are aware that the restoration of water takes time, but people are being left in the dark on how the situation is progressing. 'The Minister and the Government need to ensure that Irish Water keep people informed of ongoing developments regarding water so they're not in the dark. 'People feel out in the dark and insulted in how they've been treated and all they are asking for is transparency, inclusion in developments, and respect while the water level is increased.'

Fingal Independent