Crews progressing upgrades to the sewer network in Cabinteely to unlock growth and development

13 October 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, is progressing a project to upgrade and improve the sewer network in Cabinteely in South County Dublin. The delivery of this important wastewater project will support future development and economic growth and will significantly improve the capacity and operational performance of the existing sewers for local residents. It will also safeguard the environment by reducing the risk of sewer overflows into the Deansgrange Stream.

The project involves the construction of approximately 55 meters of new gravity sewers across the Johnstown Road in Cabinteely to connect into the existing sewer network in Clonkeen Park.

To minimise disruption to the local community and commuters, a phased approach will be taken with areas of work limited to short sections. Partial closure of areas within Clonkeen Park will be required with localised diversions in place for footpath / cycle lane users accessing Longmeadow Grove. To ensure the safety of crews and the public, a stop/go traffic light system will be in place on Johnstown Rd, during the first week of November. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times for the duration of works.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Irish Water said, “Working with our colleagues in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, we are delighted to announce that we are all set to break ground on this vital project for Cabinteely.  A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future residential and commercial development while also improving the performance of the sewer network." 

We understand that the works may cause some inconvenience to commuters and our crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. On behalf of Irish Water, I would like to thank local residents, businesses and commuters in advance for their support and co-operation.”

The project, which is due to be completed by the end of November, is being delivered by David Walsh Civil Engineering on behalf of Irish Water. 

Irish Water and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council regret any inconvenience this essential project may cause. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For general updates, visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water 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.