Water, water…

1st May 2014

LATEST INFO ON THE WATER SITUATION

Update from WCC, as at 17.29pm, 2nd May:

In order to conserve water and maintain supplies during the day, the following areas will have supply interrupted tonight Friday 2nd May, Sunday night 4th May and Monday night 5th May between 8.00 p.m. – 6.30 a.m. (Please note that while mains will be turned back on at 6.30 a.m., it will take 3-4 hours to restore supply fully throughout the networks.) On Saturday night 3rd May it is not planned to interrupt supply overnight, however the pressure in all areas will be reduced from 8pm to 6.30 a.m. Customers are requested to conserve water to assist in restoration of service at the earliest possible time.

Greystones: 
Greystones, Greystones Town Environs, Charlesland, Windgates, Delgany, Templecarrig and Killincarrig.

Tankers are in place at the following areas (extra ones in bold):

  • Wingfield Farm, Glencormack, on road number L1019 (Glencormack to Tinnahinch road).
  • Bellevue Hill/Kindlestown Rise, Delgany.
  • Old Downs Road – also serving Tinnapark, Kilpedder
  • Timmore Lane (south of Newtownmountkennedy)
  • Applewood Heights, Greystones
  • La Touche Carpark, Greystones
  • South Beach Carpark Greystones

 

Update from Irish Water, as at 01/05/2014, 5pm: The most recent information available regarding this outage is there are still teams on the ground at the reservoir working to restore water levels. There have been significant improvements and the capacity of the reservoir is expected to improve further over the next 24 hours. However restrictions are likely to still be in place here tonight.

Info, as at 01/05/2014, 1pm:

 

  • Supply is being restored to the businesses Church Road to allow for the businesses and retailers to continue to operate.
  • Domestic supplies with continue to be cut off every evening at 8pm. Supplies will be switched by on at 6.30 in the morning but it may take 2-3 hours to flow through the system.
  • It will take a couple of days for Irish Water to ascertain how long this problem will continue for.
  • There are interruptions to water supply in the Greystones, Greystones, Greystones Town Environs, Charlesland, Windgates, Delgany, Templecarrig and Killincarrig .
  • Stephen Donnelly is trying to raise this issue in the Dail.
  • I know there are concerns that Greystones is being sacrificed to save the water supplies to Dublin. I have spoken  to an engineer in Dublin City Council and this is not the case. Apparently, because of the pipe system that is in place, the only way to resolve the issue we are facing now is to reduce supply to Greystones and surrounds.

I will continue to contact Irish Water and Wicklow County Council and will update as information comes in.

 

This is the latest update from Wicklow County Council:

Vartry Water Supply

Water production at the Vartry Water Treatment Works at Roundwood has reduced due to seasonal impacts of algae in the source water. Irish Water and Wicklow County Council are working together to restore supply.

The algae occurs naturally in clean fresh water and though it does not pose a health risk, it slows the treatment processes at the production plant. As a result, the water supplies to Northeast County Wicklow are badly affected.

In order to conserve water and maintain supplies during the day, the following areas will have supply interrupted nightly between 8.00 p.m. – 6.30 a.m.( Please note that while mains will be turned back on at 6.30 a.m., it will take 3-4 hours to restore supply fully throughout the networks.). Customers are requested to conserve water to assist in restoration of service at the earliest possible time.

Enniskerry: 
Kilmolin, Kilgarron, Parknasilogue, Eagle Valley, Enniskerry Village, Knocksink, Ballyman Road, Monastery Area, Eagle Valley, R117 and Millfield.

Greystones: 
Greystones, Greystones Town Environs, Charlesland, Windgates, Delgany, Templecarrig and Killincarrig.

Properties at a high elevation in the area of Kilmacanogue, Kilpedder, Delgany and Newcastle will suffer a loss of water during the day time, but should receive water which should be sufficient to fill storage tanks during night time hours It is expected that all consumers will get some water from the public mains for a period within the 24 hour day.

Tankers are in place at the following areas:

  • Wingfield Farm, Glencormack, on road number L1019 (Glencormack to Tinnahinch road).
  • Bellevue Hill/Kindlestown Rise, Delgany.
  • Foxes Meadow, Tooman Road also serving Tinnapark, Kilpeddar
  • Timmore Lane (south of Newtownmountkennedy)
  • Bog Meadow.
  • Kilgarron Housing Estate, Enniskerry.

Water from Tankers should be boiled before use.

Again, please note that while mains will be turned back on at 6.30 a.m., it will take 3-4hrs hours to restore supply fully throughout the networks.

Elizabeth Arnett
Head of Communications and Corporate Services
Irish Water
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