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Water Conservation message from DCC

posted 12 Jan 2010, 04:01 by Eoin Kilfeather   [ updated 28 Feb 2016, 05:55 ]
Water demand has remained at a very high level since before Christmas. A further sharp increase has occurred since the beginning of January. Demand is currently running at a higher level than at any stage in recent years.

Due to the cold weather the number of broken mains has increased dramatically. Our crews are repairing these breaks as they arise. To help us in this regard we would ask people to report any location where they see water rising or running. In some cases householders may be leaving taps running. This is contributing to the problem and we would urge people not to waste water in this way.

There is obviously no problem with storage levels of untreated/raw water. However, even with all of the treatment plants at full production, the storage levels of treated drinking water are reducing to critically low levels.

We are asking consumers to assist us in maintaining the water supplies by restricting their use of water as much as possible. We will be reducing pressures throughout the system in order to conserve supplies. While we will try, as far as possible, to maintain pressures during peak demand periods pressures will be reduced at other times. This will result in lower pressures and in some cases may result in a loss of supply for a short periods of time.

Dublin City Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration.

Water is precious. Let’s conserve it. Tá uisce luachmhar. Caomhnaímís é.