Update on Restrictions to Fingal Water Supply January 10th – 14th 2011

10/01/2011
Update on Restrictions to Fingal Water Supply
Current Water Disruptions: Monday 10th January, 2011: 4.30pm
Mulhuddart: There is a burst watermain in Dromheath Estate which is currently being repaired. The water supply should be restored to the area by 5pm approx.
Garristown: A replacement watermain is being laid in the Garristown area between Baldwinstown and Commons Lower and works are expected to be completed within the next eight weeks. There will be disruptions to the water supply in local areas during the course of these works and the Contractor will provide information to local residents in this regard.  


Lanesborough Area: The water supply will be restricted tonight from 7pm to 7am as the water supply in Sillogue Reservoir is very low at present.


Water Restrictions 

While water supply levels continue to improve our reservoirs have not yet returned to normal levels and accordingly the current restrictions will continue until further notice.
A review of the water restrictions has been undertaken and some changes have been made to the Dublin 15 listings. Customers in the Dublin 15 area should check the Area 2 and Area 3 lists (see attachment at bottom of page) to find out if their area will be affected by the restrictions. The dates and times of restrictions are detailed below.
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 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: 


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, Clonsilla, Coolmine and Phoenix Park Racecourse


Wednesday 12th Jan : 7pm to 7am(Thur) – See Area 1 on link at bottom of page

Swords, Kinsealy(part), Skerries, Lusk, Rush, Loughshinny and Baldoyle


Thursday 13th Jan : 7pm to 7am(Fri) – 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)


Friday 14th Jan : 7pm to 9am(Sat) – See Area 3 on link at bottom of page 

Swords, Cloghran/Baskin, Mulhuddart, Castleknock, Farmleigh, Blanchardstown, Carpenterstown, Huntstown(part), Hartstown, Blakestown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and Phoenix Park Racecourse

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).