Water pressure in Kildare households is be reduced at night time in a bid to deal with low supply levels in the greater Dublin region.
“Water supply across the Greater Dublin Region is currently at an unsustainably low level arising from a combination of events, including production problems at one of the regional water treatment plants,” a council spokesperson said today, Wednesday April 3.
“In an effort to maintain water supplies and storage levels Kildare County Council is asking consumers to assist us by conserving supplies and restricting the use of water as much as possible. Kildare County Council will be reducing pressures throughout the network at night time in order to conserve supplies and we will try, as far as possible, to maintain normal pressures during peak demand periods. In order to minimise interruptions to supply the Council supply will also be relying on increased water draw off from wellfields within the county.”
The council explained the initial restrictions will be at a minimum, and those living in areas on high ground or at the end of the supply network may have reduced pressure or partial loss of supply.
It said the situation will be monitored in the coming days and updates on areas affected will be available should additional restrictions be necessary.
“Kildare County Council regrets any inconvenience caused and will do everything possible to minimise the scale and duration of the restrictions. We appreciate the patience and assistance of all water consumers throughout the county during this time,” it concluded.