Dublin City Council is cutting off the water supply over the weekend for work related to the Port Tunnel. Fingal County Council, which is dependent on the City Council for water supply to Baldoyle and Bayside was only informed on Wednesday. According to the Irish Times, the City Council deliberately decided not to give any more notice:
"The work was planned but the council decided not to give notice
earlier, Mr McKeown said. "This is not emergency work, but if we
gave notice earlier we felt people might forget when the time
Fingal’s policy contained in its Water Services Standards of Service (approved by the Environment SPC which I chair) requires
" For planned major interruptions written notification to all affected premises at least 3 days in advance."
The reason this has not happened in this instance is the lack of notice from Dublin City Council.
Information on the stoppage is below.
Important Notice – Disruption of Water Supply
From 8pm on Friday 1st December to 6pm on Sunday 3rd December 2006
Dublin City Council are carrying out major works in Fairview Park in conjunction with the Dublin Port Tunnel, which will affect water supply in parts of the City and County.
As a result the following areas may experience a disruption to their supply during the periods in question:
Sutton (from Dublin City Council boundary on Kilbarrack Road with Dublin Road to Sutton Cross)
Every effort will be made to ensure that Fingal County Council Customers will not be affected, however the Water Services Department will be providing 2 Water Tankers at the following locations for consumers to minimise this disruption:
Bayside Shopping Centre Sat 0900-2100 hrs, Sunday 1000-2000 hrs
Racecourse Shopping Centre Sat 0900-2100 hrs, Sunday 1000-2000 hrs
Fingal County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of these essential works but with your co-operation and understanding we hope to keep the disruption to a minimum.
Water is precious. Let’s conserve it. – Tá uisce luachmhar. Caomhnaímís é.
Emergency Numbers: 01-2222222 (Office Hours)
01-2224220 (Office & After Hours)
01-2224221 (Office & After Hours)
01-6796186 (After Hours)
Fingal County Council Emergency Number: 01-8731415
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