OVER 3,500 homes and businesses in Dublin's north inner city could lose their water supply on Saturday as Dublin City Council carries out major waterworks.
Council engineers will undertake works to connect the new HSE replacement health facilities site in Grangegorman to the mains water supply.
The areas affected are Conyingham Road, Infirmary Road, and the North Circular Road as far as St Peter's Church, including Phibsboro, Stoneybatter, Grangegorman and surrounding areas.
Homes and businesses in these areas may suffer reduced water pressure or loss of supply between 6am and midnight.
However, the council said most homes have a 60-gallon water tank and this should lessen the effect.
A water tanker will be stationed at the junction of Rathdown Road and Grangegorman Upper. The council said water from tanker should be boiled before use. The tanker will be refilled if necessary.
Head of the Phibsboro Business Association, Angela Rutledge, said: "Saturday is our busiest day, so frustration over delays and lack of toilet facilities can cause a loss of goodwill and revenue. And it's upsetting because we pay rates and now water charges."