Flood Protection

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Image of floodingThe following documents give guidance on the various types of flood protection devices available on the market, and also list possible suppliers and indicative costs.

Property Flood Protection Guide
Indicative Price List
List of Suppliers

Household Planning

If you know you are at risk of flooding, prepare now before it happens. This document is a guide for you, the householder, to develop your own flood plan so that you and your family are more informed and better prepared.

Household Flood Plan

Dublin City Council Sandbag Policy

Dublin City Council does not provide or distribute sandbags to individual properties or premises. 

Dublin City Council Basement Flooding

Below is a link to a Dublin City Council leaflet that explains the manner in which basements can flood. The Greater Dublin Strategic Drainage Study (GDSDS) Policy Technical Document for Basements is also available to download below.

Basement Flooding Leaflet
GDSDS Technical Document, Volume 6, Basements

Dublin City Council Drainage Division

Please click here to find out more about our Drainage Division.

Community Flood Plan

Solely relying on local authorities and emergency services during flood conditions is not always advisable – they may be over-stretched or unable to reach you.  Having a household plan in place is essential in protecting your own property from flooding but by acting together as a community you can greatly influence the impact of a flood on your entire street or estate or community.  No two communities are the same – the attached document is a guide to developing a community flood plan that you can make specific to your community needs. Please click here to download the Community Flood Plan.


For more information

Gerard O'Connell - Project Leader, Ph:01 222 4302
E-mail: gerry.oconnell@dublincity.ie

Alan O'Regan - Admin.Support, Ph:01 222 4804
Email: alan.oregan@dublincity.ie

Regional Projects & Emergency Management Section,
Floor 4, 68-70 Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8.