Announcement re reduction in stand pipe locations due to lack of demand

Wednesday January 13th, 2010

Limerick City Council wish to advise all water consumers that it is aware that some properties are still experiencing low water pressures or in some cases full interruption to supply.

This is as a result of the current severe cold weather. Some service pipes are still frozen and may have to await a rise in temperatures before resumption of normal supply.  This is compounded in some areas by consumers constantly running taps during the frosty conditions.

Limerick City Council wish to advise all consumers that they are actively searching for and repairing leaks that they come across in their distribution network, to minimise the effects of leakage.

Limerick City Council has supplied a rotating stand pipe operator to provide water to those without water who wish to collect at various locations for a number of days but demand for this has now reduced. It is now proposed to provide a singular stand pipe location at Limerick City Council Park Road Depot, Park Road, Limerick from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

If demand for the rotating stand pipe increases again we will revert to the original situation.

Note: This Water will need to be boiled prior to human consumption as a precaution. 

John O’Shaughnessy
Senior Executive Engineer
Limerick City Council

Last update:14/01/2010