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13 January 2021

Irish Water progressing with essential works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Kildare and the GDA

Works will take place in accordance with current Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions

  • Works form part of the Barrow Extension project 
  • Valve repair works will take place on 14 January
  • Further works will take place from 18 January to 26 March

12 January 2021

Irish Water appeal to homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area to check for leaks as the recent cold spell has led to a surge in demand for water

There has been a steady increase in demand over the Christmas period, spiking in the past few days following the recent cold spell 

  • The public water network has experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts
  • We are working to complete repairs in line with Covid-19 protocols 
  • Customers are asked to conserve water where possible

8 December 2020

Irish Water publishes its draft Framework Plan, the first Phase of its National Water Resources Plan, for consultation

To safeguard public health, facilitate growth and meet the challenges of climate change over the next 25 years

  • The NWRP will provide a country-wide analysis
  • Calculate the demand for now and into the future
  • A 10-week public consultation will seek feedback

7 December 2020

Irish Water is progressing with works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Kildare and the wider GDA

These works form part of the Barrow Extension project. 

  • Works will be taking place from 9am to 7pm on 8 December
  • Customers may experience disruptions while works take place
  • It may take 2-3 hours for supply to return once works finish

7 December 2020

Minister Darragh O’Brien visits Leixlip Water Treatment plant to mark significant milestone in upgrading the plant

the upgrade will safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA).

  • 15 filters have been upgraded and are now operational
  • Each can process the equivalent of 5 olympic sized swimming pools
  • An ultra-violet disinfection system will be completed early next year

23 November 2020

Irish Water progressing with works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Kildare and the wider GDA

Works are taking place in partnership with Kildare County Council.

  • These works form part of the Barrow Extension project
  • Customers may experience disruptions on 25, 26 and 27 November
  • It may take 2-3 hours for supply to return once works finish

9 October 2020

Water remains safe to drink as levels of MIB, identified as cause of smell and taste in drinking water in parts of Kildare and Dublin, have dropped significantly

MIB is not harmful to human health and has no public health significance

  • Specialist testing indicated low levels of MIB
  • MIB is a naturally occurring substance
  • Water is safe to drink

5 October 2020

Minister Darragh O’Brien visits the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme

Project is being delivered with Fingal County Council

  • Storm water management facility & pumping station in Waterville park
  • 3km of new wastewater pipeline constructed using innocative tunnelling
  • Works scheduled to be completed by 2023

18 September 2020

Barrow Extension project progressing to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Kildare and wider GDA

Project will help build resilience in the network

  • Strategic link between Srowland and Ballymore Eustace water treatment plants
  • An additional 18 million litres of drinking water per day
  • Works due to start mid-September

31 August 2020

Works to improve and safeguard supply in Maynooth have been successfully completed

Works to improve supply part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Construction of 1km of new water mains
  • Works were required to address capacity issues
  • Improve operational performance

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