11
June
2018

Update on water conservation measures in Skerries

Update on water conservation measures in Skerries

11 June 2018

Irish Water is temporarily lifting water restrictions in Skerries and surrounding areas following previous programme of restrictions which has resulted in improved reservoir levels. However, it is likely that it will be necessary to carry out further reduced night-time restrictions on the supply from Tuesday night to avoid widespread water outages for the area.
The easing of restrictions has been made possible because the of the positive impact on the reservoir levels through the restrictions over recent days and the conservation efforts of those members of the community who did have water.

Irish Water together with Fingal County Council are urging those customers who do have full supply in Skerries and surrounding areas to continue conserving water for the foreseeable future due to increased demand and to help maintain water levels in the Thomastown Reservoir. Customers in the Loughshinny and Skerries Road, Rush areas are also being urged to conserve water.

The current dry spell and increased seasonal demand are contributing to the reduced available supply of treated drinking water.

In order to avoid widespread water outages it is likely that reduced night-time restrictions will be placed on the supply from Tuesday 12 June to Thursday 14 June from 10pm to 6am nightly, and will be subject to ongoing review of water levels in the reservoir. Irish Water together with Fingal County Council are hopeful that if water conservation measures are implemented in homes and businesses the restrictions may be lifted for the weekend.

During the water restriction periods the majority of homes and businesses will still have a flow of water to their properties however low water pressure may be experienced. There are a number of properties, those located on the extremities of the network or on higher ground may lose water supply during the restrictions.

The following locations supplied with water from the Thomastown Reservoir are likely to be impacted by the restrictions again on Tuesday June 12 from 10pm:

·         Barnageeragh

·         Hamilton hill

·         Town Parks Newtown Parks

·         St Patricks close

·         Kellys bay

·         Skerries Rock

·         parts of Downside

·         Greenhills

·         Millview

·         Hillside Gardens

·         Mourne View and Hoar Park

Alternative Water Supplies will be provided at the following locations on an ongoing basis:

At Newtown Parks near Dublin Road Junction

At Newtown Parks near Selskar Court Junction

At Skerries Point Shopping Centre near Eurospar

At Kellys Bay Promenade

At Millers Lane

At Hillside Estate

In an effort to minimise potential interruptions, those customers who do have full supply are being asked to conserve water by refraining from watering gardens, washing cars, using power hoses and minimising their use generally. If people are experiencing particular difficulties please contact our customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and we will provide whatever assistance we can.

Every small effort to save water will contribute to maintaining supplies and benefit your entire community by reducing the likelihood of water restrictions.

Irish Water would like to thank all of those users who have already undertaken to conserve water.

To help conserve water customers are being asked to report any leaks they see on the public network and to repair any private side leaks in their homes and businesses to help restore water levels in the network.  Customers can report any public side leaks online atwww.water.ie or by calling the customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278. 06 2018
Original SMS Content: Update on water conservation measures in Skerries and surrounding areas. Please see www.fingal.ie "Fingal Alerts" on Home Page

Author; Fingal County Council Categories: Water Disruptions, Fingal County Council

About the Author

Fingal County Council

Fingal County Council launche dthis Fingal Alerts service during 2014. This means that if you live or work in Fingal then you can receive alerts directly from the Council as soon as they are issued through the service by SMS Text Message, Email, Smartphone App and social media. It is free to register for an account and Fingal County Council also deliver the text messages so there is no charge to receive text message alerts. Fingal County Council currently provides alerts for the following service categories:
  1. Water Alerts via Irish Water: Text and Email alerts for Water Disruptions, Burst Mains or Boil Water Notifications
  2. Scheduled Road Works and Road Closures: Alerts will include affected areas and offer advice on diversions
  3. Flood Alerts: If there is a risk of flooding for a specific area then you will receive SMS, App and Email alerts
  4. Severe Weather Warnings: Orange and Red status alerts issued by Met Eireann forward on by the Council
  5. Planning Alerts: Local Planning Application Alerts and Local Area Plan Updates
  6. Community Alerts: These will be used for local events taking place in Fingal, eg. Festivals, Parades, etc.

Members Area:
Your mobile number is your username. Please enter it as 10 consecutive digits (eg 0871234567)