Council rolls out water tankers to affected areas

6PM UPDATE: Repairs are now complete on the burst Watermain at Marrowbone Lane.

The city council said: “No further updates will issue unless the situation changes… Recharging the network with water has commenced and normal supply should be restored to all areas over the course of the evening. ”

3PM UPDATE: Repairs are almost complete on the damaged watermain,  Dublin City Council has said.

After repairs are complete, the water network should return to normal in five hours, and supply should be as normal by this evening.

12.30PM UPDATE: Dublin City Council is deploying water tankers to areas affected by water shortages caused by a watermain burst.

The council said “in view of particular difficulties being experienced by people living in the Whitehall and Santry areas” that four water tankers will be at Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road; Swiss Cottage, Swords Road; Beaumont Stores, Beaumont Road; and Collinswood on Collins Avenue. People should bring their own containers.

It said that the tankers will be in place from 12.30pm, but there locations will be reviewed at 2pm depending on demand.

Working is ongoing on repairing the water pipe, at 12.30pm the council said it hopes to have the work complete this afternoon.

Discoloring of water in some areas is being called a temporary problem.

The council said: “As a result of using alternative routes to maintain supplies, many areas may be experiencing discoloured water; this is only a temporary problem and will clear as the situation returns to normal later today.”

It reports that there is a continued reduction in water pressure city wide, and the following areas of the city may have extremely low pressure with a high possibility of no water, until “approximately early evening”:

  • South Circular Road from Adelaide Road to Kilmainham and surrounds.
  • Baggot St Bridge to Leeson Street and surrounds
  • Ballymun.
  • Griffith Avenue, Collins Avenue and their surrounds, including Whitehall, Glasnevin, Drumcondra and Phibsboro.
  • James Street and surrounds.
  • Inchicore to Islandbridge and surrounds

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