City homes braced for more water cuts
CORMAC MURPHY – 23 APRIL 2013 10:40 AM
DUBLINERS are about to suffer more water cuts as pipe repairs continue.
Homes and businesses on the southside will be hit this weekend.
Due to the repairs there will be disruptions on Castlewood Avenue, from Rathmines Road to Ranelagh Road.
Chelmsford Road, from Ranelagh to Leeson Street Upper, and all surrounding areas will also be affected.
The council says it will provide a mobile water tankers so homes and businesses can replenish their supplies.
It is the latest in a series of problems in different parts of the city.
In a statement the City Council said: “All efforts will be made to carry out the work in the optimum time and to minimise disruption as far as is possible. Dublin City Council apologises for the inconvenience caused.”
“With your co-operation and understanding we hope to keep the disruption to a minimum,” the council added.
It said water pressure would either be reduced or supplies would be cut off entirely on Sunday between 6am and midnight.
Because much of the pipe network in Dublin is more than a century old, workers regularly have to carry out repairs.
It comes following the imposition of night-time restrictions that began on March 28. The council said the move had allowed for a “significant improvement” in water supplies.
During the cold weather, water demand was running higher than average and the number of leaks increase “particularly on our old Victorian distribution system”, the council said.
Some 540 million litres of drinking water is produced and supplied to 1.5 million customers in the Dublin region.