The information below gives you more detail about the water restrictions that we have in place.

What are water restrictions and hosepipe bans?

Following a review of the latest available data on water usage and the condition of the raw water sources around the country, there has been an the extension of the timeline of the Water Conservation Orders, or hosepipe ban for the Greater Dublin Area and nationally until the 31st of August. There is also a continuance of the Level 2 water pressure reductions in the Greater Dublin area. 

As water levels in the sources that supply our water treatment plants continue to fall we will keep the scope of this Order under review. You may experience the following issues: 

Reduced pressure at night

We reduce pressure at night when water demand is at its lowest, meaning minimum impact on our customers.

Restricted water at night

If a water source is very low or demand is extremely high, it may be necessary to restrict water use at night, when demand is at its lowest.

Areas now included in the Level 2 Restrictions are listed below (updated 20/07/2018):


Dublin City Centre North and South, Smithfield, Phibsboro, Drumcondra, Cabra, Whitehall, Finglas, Marino, Eastwall, Inchicore, Crumlin, Ballyfermot, Kimmage, Walkinstown, Chapelizod, Ranelagh, Rathgar, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Sandymont, Ringsend, Clondalkin, Lucan, Tallaght, Templeogue, Ballyboden, Rathfarnham, Dalkey, Killiney, Ballybrack, Shankill, Cabinteely, Churchtown, Clonskeagh, Donabate, Swords, Kinsealy and Corduff.

Kildare (parts of)

Athy, Newbridge, Athgarvan, Naas, Sallins, Straffan, Leixlip & Celbridge, Kilmeage, Robertstown, Allenwood, Carbury, Cadamstown, Johnstown Bridge and Staplestown.

Wicklow (parts of)

Bray, Blessington and Kilbride.

View our map of the Greater Dublin Area Level 2 Water Restrictions

Greater Dublin Area Water Restriction Management Scale

Greater Dublin Area Water Restriction Management Scale

This chart outlines what customers can expect from different levels of water restriction within the Greater Dublin Area.

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Greater Dublin Area Water Restriction Management Scale
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