Dublin city council is still battling with water shortages caused by pipes damaged by the cold weather at the beginning of January.

Some areas of the city have severe restrictions, other are experiencing continuing difficulties with low pressure. The problems have been aggravated by higher than usual demand for water at this time of year.

Although the council has organised the emergency so that most areas have water at some time during the day, tankers are standing by to provide further supplies where necessary. Hospitals, homes for the elderly and schools can call for a tanker when needed.

As the supply is still critical the council has asked everyone to use water as sparingly as possible and has advised that all water from tankers should be boiled before drinking or cooking.

The council has also warned that there have been cases of bogus callers gaining access to houses under false pretences. Therefore anyone who asks entry in order to mend the water supply system should be asked to provide identification.

For more details see www.dublincity.ie

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