Emergency Water Notice – Fingal County Council January 6th – 11th.

06/01/2011
Below is information from Fingal County Council on January 6th 2011.  While the Council have gone to great lengths to provide correct and up to date information, I am aware that significant changes can take place at any given time due to pipes bursting or emergency scenarios.  Please consult with the Council or myself directly if you are unsure about water supply to your area.
Update on Restrictions to Fingal Water Supply

Current Water Disruptions: Thursday 6th January 2011 : 5pm

Sutton Area: There was a burst on the 9″ watermain in Sutton earlier which has now been repaired. The water supply has been restored to the area however, it may take a couple of hours for water to reach customers on high ground areas.

Naul Area: The burst watermain in the Naul Area this morning has now been repaired. The water supply has been restored to the area, however, it may take a few hours for water to reach all areas.

Malahide: There is a problem with pump serving the Seamount Road Area (including some parts of Seapark). The pump had to be repaired off site today to replace ball bearings and is now being re-installed in the pump station. The pump should be operational again by 6pm and the water supply will return to the area within a couple of hours.

Water Tanker Locations: Static water tankers are in place at the following locations: Naul Village, Grand Hotel in Malahide, Casana Estate in Howth, and Castleknock Lodge.

Water Restrictions 
The water supply levels in our reservoirs have increased marginally over recent days, however, we still need to continue restrictions over the coming days. If the situation continues to improve we hope to be able to ease the water restrictions over the coming weeks.


During the restricted periods there should be adequate supplies in your household water tank for very moderate household use.  Please do not run appliances such as washing machines and diswashers during the restricted periods in your area.  We urge everyone across the county to conserve water at all times and particularly during this period – go to http://www.taptips.ie for ideas on how to conserve water.

THE COUNTY HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO THREE AREAS WITH RESTRICTIONS BEING ROTATED ON A ROLLING BASIS WHERE EACH AREA WILL ONLY BE AFFECTED EVERY THREE DAYS. DETAILS ON WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

Thursday 6th Jan : 7pm to 7am(Fri) – See Area 1 on link at bottom of page
Swords, Kinsealy(part), Skerries, Lusk, Rush, Loughshinny, and Baldoyle

Friday 7th Jan : 7pm to 9am(Sat) – See Area 2 on link at bottom of page
Malahide, Portmarnock, Balbriggan, Bremore, Balrothery, Clonsilla, Porterstown, Clonee, Barnhill, Westmanstown, Lucan, Littlepace, Castaheany, Huntstown, Hansfield/Ongar, Mulhuddart, Blanchardstown, and Kinsealy(part)

Saturday 8th Jan : 7pm to 10am(Sun) – See Area 3 on link at bottom of page 
Swords, Cloghran/Baskin, Mulhuddart, Castleknock, Farmleigh, Blanchardstown, Carpenterstown, Huntstown(part), Hartstown, Blakestown, and Clonsilla

Sunday 9th Jan : 7pm to 7am(Mon) – See Area 1 on link at bottom of page
Swords, Kinsealy(part), Skerries, Lusk, Rush, Loughshinny, and Baldoyle

Monday 10th Jan : 7pm to 7am(Tue) – See Area 2 on link at bottom of page
Malahide, Portmarnock, Balbriggan, Bremore, Balrothery, Clonsilla, Porterstown, Clonee, Barnhill, Westmanstown, Lucan, Littlepace, Castaheany, Huntstown(part), Hansfield/Ongar, Mulhuddart, Blanchardstown, and Kinsealy(part)

Tuesday 11th Jan : 7pm to 7am(Wed) – See Area 3 on link at bottom of page 
Swords, Cloghran/Baskin, Mulhuddart, Castleknock, Farmleigh, Blanchardstown, Carpenterstown, Huntstown(part), Hartstown, Blakestown, and Clonsilla
Airlocks in plumbing systems: Following a disruption to Water Supply some households may get airlocks in their internal plumbing system. The airlock is generally in the hot water system and most likely the result of faulty internal plumbing. For steps on how to get rid of an airlock, please go to:  

Water/Customer Services & Emergency Notices/Advice and Useful Information 


We apologise for any inconvenience to consumers in the area.

The aim of the Water Services Department is to provide a quality service to the residents of Fingal. If you have a query with regard to your Drinking Water Supply or with regard to the Drainage Network, please contact us at:

Telephone:  01-8906210  Monday – Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
                                          Friday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm

After Hours/Emergency Line: 01-8731415

Email: waterservices@fingalcoco.ie

Emergency/General Information notices and updates are regularly posted on our website and we also have a dedicated page on AERTEL (page 624).