Water restrictions to occur in Greater Dublin Region

12 Mar 18

Due to unprecedented demand owing to the severe weather that has affected the Greater Dublin Region in the past week, Irish Water is today urging consumers to conserve water in an effort to restore levels in treated water reservoirs to normal.

Nightly restrictions, which are likely to lead to a loss of supply, will be put in place from tonight, Monday, March 5th at 7:00 pm to last until 7.00 am the following morning and will continue on a rolling basis until further notice. Restrictions will be reviewed on a daily basis and the public is asked to check for regular updates through national and local media, Irish Water’s @IWCare Twitter feed or by ringing 1850 278 278.

This will assist Irish Water and local authorities in replenishing treated drinking water levels to a normal level. During the restricted supply periods, the provision of water to essential services, such as hospitals, will take priority.

Please note that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated/raw water.

In an effort to maintain storage of treated water at a sustainable level, we are asking consumers to help us in restoring adequate water supplies by restricting their use of water as much as possible. We are asking people to visit for easy water saving tips. While Irish Water will make every effort possible to maintain pressures during peak demand periods, pressures will be reduced during the times indicated above. This will result in lower pressures and loss of supply across the entire Dublin region.

Tips from Irish Water on how to check for and clear internal airlocks can be found at the following link:

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.