Essential maintenance works in Kildare and the Greater Dublin Area
05 November 2021
The Barrow Extension will provide up to an additional 18 million litres of drinking water per day
Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, continues with essential works to safeguard the drinking water supply for homes and businesses in Kildare and the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) in accordance with current Government and HSE COVID-19 advice. These works form part of the Barrow Extension project which will provide up to an additional 18 million litres of drinking water per day for communities across Kildare and the GDA.
The final phase of works will continue on Monday 8 November and are scheduled to continue until Friday 12 November. While works are underway, some customers in Liffey Heights, Ballymore Eustace and surrounding areas may experience intermittent low water pressure and some discoloration to their water supply. Our work crews will make every effort to minimise the impact on customers and will endeavour to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible. For information on discoloured water, please visit www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-issues/discoloured-water/. We would ask customers to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.
Irish Water and Kildare County Council regret any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience while we complete these essential works.
John O Donoghue, Regional Operations Manager, Irish Water said, “Irish Water would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their patience and cooperation while we carry out these essential works to safeguard the water supply for Kildare and the wider Greater Dublin Area. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and we will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these essential works may cause."
The Barrow Extension project which will provide up to an additional 18 million litres of drinking water per day for communities across Kildare and the GDA. This is the equivalent of the average daily water consumption of 140,000 people and will support future growth and ensure a sustainable, secure and reliable water supply for customers now and into the future. The project involved the construction of 3km of new water mains between Killashee and Naas, via the Rathasker Road; two new pumping stations at Brannockstown and Carnalway; and upgrades to the pipework at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant and Old Kilcullen Reservoir. For more information on the project, please visit the Barrow water supply project page.
The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on freephone 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit our Water Supply and Service section.
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.