Yet Another Power Cut

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Yet Another Power Cut

Post by jack white » 13 Feb 2020, 10:54

It's getting ridiculous.

One power cut every four or five years is probably understandable. But lately it's been one every four or five weeks.

It surely indicates a problem with ESB's local infrastructure. It's simply too frequent for any other explanation.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Ken » 13 Feb 2020, 13:32

I would agree. The timing today couldn't have been worse this morning trying to get out to work and get kids to school.
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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 13 Feb 2020, 13:47

Pure madness and they just keep building more houses. I wonder do these new residents know what they are in for. Parting with their hard earned cash. I suppose it helps in cutting back on the electricty bills. ( There has to be an up side ). :lol: :cry:

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Newguy29 » 13 Feb 2020, 14:17

Hi,

Apart from lately - how often per year does the area have water and ESB outages?

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 13 Feb 2020, 15:25

It would be interesting to know the exact figures. But I reckon power outages would be 8 times a year. Water maybe 5/6 times a year. With 4 being planned 2/3 due to burst mains. There is never a reason for ESB outages normally the recorded message just says " known fault " I would love to know the real reason.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Newguy29 » 13 Feb 2020, 17:30

Wow power outages for 8 times a year is an awful lot. Hopefully that improves as the area expands.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 13 Feb 2020, 17:57

I wouldn't bet on it :lol:

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by jayflame » 15 Feb 2020, 15:36

It's ironic, we also get water outages that should lead to boil water notices.
In this day and age, we pay for and suffer these outages that one would expect in Tristan da Cunha

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Re: Yet Another Power / water cut

Post by Pip » 24 Feb 2020, 17:58

Water water everywhere. Except the tap. AGAIN. Anyone know why ?

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by diggerbarnes » 24 Feb 2020, 18:39

It's pumping out of the ground at the top of the Beaverstown Road.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Essexboy » 24 Feb 2020, 19:56

This is what happens when you put in a new PE Water main and connect it to an old cast iron main.... too much pressure.... too costly to replace it all through out Donabate/portrane so look forward to a few more small leaks.... 👍🏻👍🏻

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Ken » 24 Feb 2020, 19:58

Looks like it's off until 4 p.m. tomorrow. Drove down Beaverstown Road about an hour ago and there is nobody working on a repair. You couldn't make this up. That means heading to work tomorrow without a shower.

Update from Irish Water.
Burst Water Main - Dublin
Water Outage
Repairs to a burst water main may cause supply disruptions to Main Street, New Road, Beaverstown Road, Ballisk, Barnewall and surrounding areas in Donabate, Co. Dublin.

Works have an estimated completion time of 4pm on 25 February.

We recommend that you allow 2-3 hours after the estimated restoration time for your supply to fully return.
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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 24 Feb 2020, 22:27

I agree. It's pure madness if it's not power it's the water. It's really starting to get on my nerves now. Really feel like we have been abandoned by the powers that be. Mainly Fingal Co Co.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by jayflame » 25 Feb 2020, 00:06

Is it worth reinstating the old water pump in village center?
Might be ground water, but it's water and you'll have to boil it anyway

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Paulo » 25 Feb 2020, 09:48

Maybe water charges may not have been a bad idea after all

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Ken » 25 Feb 2020, 09:53

Paulo wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 09:48
Maybe water charges may not have been a bad idea after all
Maybe if we were sure that the charges would go towards improving the water infrastructure unlike motor tax that just goes into the general tax take rather than going solely to improving roads. We're already a high tax economy and I can understand people's frustration with yet another tax.

The other problem is the lack of funding over decades for our water supply. Even with sufficient funding, fixing the problem is far from easy. We saw that when the water main along the Beaverstown Road had to be replaced a couple of years ago. It took around 6 months in total and caused a lot of disruption.
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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Spider » 25 Feb 2020, 10:05

It's beyond a joke at this stage. Kids being sent home from school at 10 because of water being cut off. We really shouldn't have to put up with this on such a regular basis. It's not going to get any better while we continue to pack more and more people into the area. Paying water charges wouldn't make a bit of difference. That money would be sucked up into general tax like everything else. Why did they leave it until 9 this mornibg to send a crew out to fix it? We don't even register in FCC's radar.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Spider » 25 Feb 2020, 15:18

Not due back until 6pm now. It's just not good enough.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Purple Lady » 25 Feb 2020, 15:55

Ken wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 09:53
Paulo wrote:
25 Feb 2020, 09:48
Maybe water charges may not have been a bad idea after all
Maybe if we were sure that the charges would go towards improving the water infrastructure unlike motor tax that just goes into the general tax take rather than going solely to improving roads. We're already a high tax economy and I can understand people's frustration with yet another tax.

The other problem is the lack of funding over decades for our water supply. Even with sufficient funding, fixing the problem is far from easy. We saw that when the water main along the Beaverstown Road had to be replaced a couple of years ago. It took around 6 months in total and caused a lot of disruption.
Water charges were not a tax, the money did not go into general taxation, they were a charge fixed by government and paid directly to Irish Water. When they were scrapped Irish Water refunded money back to those who had paid. The refund was nice but I would have preferred if they had the money to do planned upgrades.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Sunny » 25 Feb 2020, 17:32

Midnight tomorrow....disgraceful

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by blow-in » 25 Feb 2020, 17:40

Just keep building houses, that'll resolve all. 30 mins trying to get home from gates of Newbridge, another 30 min before home. Planning! 8-) :geek:

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Spider » 25 Feb 2020, 17:45

FCC saying midnight tonight, IW saying tomorrow night.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by funiek18 » 25 Feb 2020, 19:45

Start build more villages and only one road. If something will be happened besides Church and needs to block whole road where will be diversion placed? Many thanks for that. 75 minutes took me back home.

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by Pip » 25 Feb 2020, 19:48

I know I'm a sad example. But out of curiosity. I had a look back back to see when people first started talking about water outages and I found this.

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Still no Water
No water at the top of the Beaverstown Road since early afternoon due to yet another major leak. I'm thinking of heading down to Rogerstown for a wash. Does soap lather in salt water?

Hopefully it's back shortly.


Did the Soap lather Ken ? :lol:

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Re: Yet Another Power Cut

Post by pat mustard » 25 Feb 2020, 19:58

this is really becoming a pain in the hole between power and water. 15 years here.

sick of it all, nothing gets better, same shite. only to get worse.

i've deleted all the stuff I wrote below on a rant. apart from Happy Pancake Tuesday,

Happy Pancake Tuesday,

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