Water restrictions tonight in some parts of Balbriggan

by Padraig Conlon

Irish Water and Fingal County Council have advised customers in parts of Balbriggan that an overnight water restriction tonight is needed to allow reservoir levels to recover. 

The restriction will be in place from 10pm tonight, Friday, March 13 until 6am tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, and will impact customers in Craoibhin Park, Fancourt, Hampton Cove, Hamilton Estate, Castlelands, Pinewood and surrounding areas.

This action is being taken to ensure that there is an adequate quantity of water available to supply industries, schools, residences and commercial activities during normal business hours. 

There are no further planned restrictions over the weekend and the water supply will be restored to customers as the network refills. 

It can take a number of hours for the water to be restored to customers on higher ground or at the end of the network. 

Supply is expected to return for customers between 6am and 8am as the water returns to the network.

Irish Water and Fingal County Council are also appealing to customers in all other parts of Balbriggan to conserve water. 

They said simple water conservation efforts can have a significant impact on reducing demand on the supply allowing the reservoirs to refill more quickly. 

Irish Water is appealing to customers to conserve water through actions such as, turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving which can save up to six litres of water per minute. 

For further information please visit www.water.ie. or call the Irish Water customer care helpline on 1850 278 278.

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