Works underway to repair burst pipes and leaks which are impacting on supply to parts of South Dublin

17 December 2022

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann and Dublin City Council advise that, due to a number of bursts and leaks in the area, customers in Beaufort, Orwell, Braemor, Nutgrove and surrounding areas in South Dublin will experience low pressure and/or localised outages today.

Crews are on the ground working to restore water as quickly as possible to impacted customers. 

In the meantime customers are requested to conserve water, and in particular, not to leave taps running and to check for leaks or burst pipes as the thaw sets in.

John O’Donoghue, Regional Operations Manager, said, “As temperatures rise and the thaw sets in we are experiencing a higher than normal volume of leaks and burst pipes which are impacting on the water supply for parts of South Dublin. The repairs are being conducted as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to the community and we apologise for any inconvenience as a result.

We are also asking the public to do what they can to conserve water during this time by turning off taps and checking for leaks in outside taps or unoccupied premises. If anyone notices a leak in the public network they should report it to Uisce Éireann via www.water.ie or by calling 1800 278 278.

Since Monday, crews have already repaired over 60 major bursts across the Greater Dublin Area which, if not found, could have impacted the water supply to thousands of homes and businesses. Investigations into leaks caused by burst mains continue to take place at dozens of other locations. While our raw water reservoirs and sources are full at this time of year, demand for water has increased and is putting pressure on the supply of treated water in our storage reservoirs.

Localised updates about water supply issues are available on www.water.ie or via Twitter @IWCare. The Uisce Éireann Customer Care Team is also available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278.