Crews progressing essential upgrade to sewer network in Swords

17 February 2023

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Fingal County Council, has announced that works to provide an essential upgrade to the sewer network in Fosterstown, Swords will commence next week. The upgrade will greatly improve the wastewater infrastructure for the thriving town of Swords and enhance the capacity of the sewer network to support social and economic development.

The project involves the upscaling of a 450-meter section of the existing sewer network which is currently operating at full capacity. Once completed the additional capacity will facilitate future population growth for one of Ireland’s largest towns.

Speaking about the upcoming works, Padraig Hanly, Regional Delivery Lead at Uisce Éireann, said, “Today’s announcement signals an important development for the people of Swords and delivering this project for the community is an immense source of pride for Uisce Éireann and Fingal County Council.  A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support economic and social development in the community.

Acknowledging the support of the local community, Padraig added, “We understand that the works may cause some disruption to commuters and local road users and our crews will make every effort to minimise the disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. We thank the people of Swords for their patience as these works progress and know that the long-term benefits will far outweigh the short-term inconvenience.”

The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by GMC Utilities Group Ltd and the project is due to be completed by the end of Q3 of this year.

Traffic Management in the form of a stop and go system will be in place on the Dublin Road for the duration of this section of works. As construction moves to works on the R132 a lane closure will be implemented.

Uisce Éireann and Fingal County Council will continue to update the local community in Swords as this project progresses. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.