Ireland Water restrictions to be introduced across Great Dublin Area next week

16:06  12 july  2018
16:06  12 july  2018 Source:   independent.ie

Night time water restrictions in Greater Dublin Area 'likely to begin early next week'

  Night time water restrictions in Greater Dublin Area 'likely to begin early next week' Initial restriction could be midnight to 5am but that is still to be confirmed. ”In a statement released this afternoon, the utility said: “Irish Water and the local authorities are working through over 800 district meter areas to establish where water supplies can be restricted and for how long while minimizing the impact to homes and businesses.”Irish Water Engineer and Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Gannon said, “Introducing restrictions was an option that Irish Water hoped could be avoided because of the inevitable impact on homes and businesses.

Irish Water has said discussions are ongoing with local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area has been made but it is "looking likely" that restrictions could be introduced early next week . Met Éireann said a status yellow drought advisory remains in place across the country until Friday and is

Restrictions on water supply will be put in place across the Dublin region and neighbouring counties from 7pm on Monday night until 7 am on Tuesday, in order to reduce pressure on reservoirs. Dublin and Rosslare rail services disrupted until next week .

Water restrictions in place from Monday © Provided by Irish Independent Water restrictions in place from Monday WATER restrictions will be introduced across Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and parts of Meath next week.

Irish Water will tomorrow outline a series of planned night-time cut-offs which could impact on tens of thousands of households, but which it insists are needed to conserve water and allow supplies return to normal levels.

Restrictions are already in place across 14 counties, affecting 30 drinking water schemes.

  Water restrictions to be introduced across Great Dublin Area next week © Getty

But the decision to introduce restrictions across 800 so-called water supply zones in Dublin highlighted the extent of the shortage, it said.

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Water restrictions will be in place in the greater Dublin between 7pm and 7 am ‘for the foreseeable future’. Irish Water managing director Jerry Grant says there will be significant water restrictions for ‘days and probably weeks ’.

“They’ve (engineers) been monitoring the ongoing situation. It’s because of the trend and the fact that the weather is not changing, the rain is not coming. Something else has to be done,” a source said.

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Irish Water introduced hosepipe bans nationally earlier this month and urged the public to conserve water during the prolonged dry spell across the country.

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WATER SUPPLY WILL be restricted in the greater Dublin area at night for the foreseeable future, it was announced today. He said that initially the restrictions will be spread across the entire supply.

Restrictions on water supply will be put in place across the Dublin region and neighbouring Gabon Gambia the Georgia Germany Ghana Great Britain Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana. Irish Ferries cancels Dublin to Holyhead sailings until middle of next week .

The latest data shows demand across the Greater Dublin Area, which includes Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and parts of Meath, stands at 568 million litres a day.

  Water restrictions to be introduced across Great Dublin Area next week © Getty The system is capable of producing 610 million litres, and current demand is above ‘normal’ usage for this time of year.

Both the Environmental Protection Agency and Irish Water have warned that supplies of raw water in rivers, lakes and aquifers are below normal levels – which could result in shortages later this year.

  Water restrictions to be introduced across Great Dublin Area next week © Getty

Irish Water said the details of how restrictions would be put in place were being finalised, but that they were likely to be impact at night time, between midnight and 5am.

Most households have 24-hours storage in attic tanks, so shouldn’t be affected. However, there was a risk to properties at the edge of the network or on high ground.

“They’ll try and do a more minimal restriction. It could be midnight to 5am but it’s not decided yet, and then to constantly review it to see the impact on customers and how much water will be saved in the different areas. It looks like the final decision will be made tomorrow.

“There is absolutely no other option. This is the last resort,” they added.

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