Why does it take time for water to return to my tap after water pressure restrictions have been lifted?

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In order to minimise the impact on customers pressures are generally reduced at night time, with restrictions being lifted as much as possible during the day. However if you are in an affected area and are without water it may take some time for water to return to your tap. This is because it takes time for the water to travel from the reservoirs through the network of over 2,700km of water mains before reaching your tap.

If water pressure restrictions are lifted, we ask you to please be patient, as it may take a few hours for water to travel through the network of reservoirs and pipes before reaching your tap.

For more information

Irish Water Contact Details:

Web:  www.water.ie
Twitter:  @IrishWater
Telephone: 1850 278 278 (LoCall)
Minicom:  1850 378 378
(For hearing impaired customers with minicom equipment)
Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City

Please continue to contact Dublin City Council for information or issues relating to business account queries, surface water drainage and flood management.