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:
· Hamilton hill
· Town Parks Newtown Parks
· St Patricks close
· Kellys bay
· Skerries Rock
· parts of Downside
· 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
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