Overnight water restrictions will apply to Bray from tonight.
Irish Water said most customers will experience low night-time pressures, but no loss of supply.
Restrictions will remain in place from 10pm to 5am for one week and will then be re-assessed.
The restrictions are necessary to protect future water supply for homes and businesses and avoid widespread outages in the autumn, according to Irish Water.
Bray is the only part of Wicklow currently affected, though the restrictions apply to 34 areas in the Greater Dublin Area.
Level 2 restriction
Irish Water has put in place a ‘Level 2’ water restriction, which will see night-time pressure reduced to the minimal needed to reach the ground floor of a two storey house.
Supply to some customers on high ground and at remote end of networks may reduce to trickle at kitchen sink during those periods.
In multi-storey buildings, customers may experience low night-time pressures depending on their building pumping and storage system.
Areas around major hospitals have been protected and pressure will not be affected in those areas.
There are no current plans to go above ‘Level 2’ in the Greater Dublin Area, according to Irish Water.
A ‘level 3’ would see similar restrictions, but would run on an increased time period from 9pm to 7am.
Irish Water Engineer and water conservation expert, Kate Gannon said “Introducing restrictions was an option that Irish Water hoped could be avoided because of the inevitable impact on homes and businesses. The decision to lock down the restrictions to these areas was not taken lightly.
“If any customers are being adversely affected please call our Customer Care helpline on 1850 278 278 and this will allow us to identify any areas where an undue impact is being felt.”
Water Shortage Update
Irish Water said they are very grateful to the public and businesses for the efforts being made to conserve water.
They have urged people to continue to conserve water to avoid and increase or extension of the restrictions.
As it stands, there are no plans for Irish Water to increase restrictions above ‘Level 2’ in the Greater Dublin Area.
Information and advice on how to conserve water can be found here.