first_imgDUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has announced that the ongoing problems that have disrupted the water supply to nearly 1.5 million people will continue until “at least Thursday”.The council, on behalf of all four Dublin local authorities, said that the problem that has affected the colour of water at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant have abated, but that there was not sufficient water in reserve to meet demand.The council says that the problem had stabilised, but that production at the plant was “well below” what was required, as were storage levels.To combat this, water restrictions will remain in place from 8pm each evening until 7am the following morning.The council says that here is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated or raw water.They say that tests are being carried out at the plant and that engineers are working around the clock to solve the problem. However, they say that this “may take some time”.A statement issued by the council apologised for the disruption, which will see lower pressures and a loss of supply across Dublin, as well as parts of Kildare and Wicklow.“The four Dublin Local Authorities apologise for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. We are asking consumers bear with us while we work to restore the water supply to normal.”Read: Hogan: Communication of water restrictions could have been handled betterRead: Council: water will take time to come back – and may look cloudylast_img read more