Essential upgrade works to safeguard supply in Clondalkin and Lucan

07 March 2022

Irish Water is working in partnership with South Dublin County Council to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Clondalkin, Lucan and surrounding areas.

Essential valve installation works are scheduled to take place tomorrow, 8 March from 4am until 8pm. While works are underway, customers in North Clondalkin, Neilstown, Liffey Valley, Lucan Village, East Lucan and surrounding areas may experience temporary, intermittent low pressure and/or water outages.

To reduce the impact on customers, crews will reconfigure the network in order to maintain the water supply to as many areas as possible, however, customers located on higher ground and extremities of the network will experience low pressure and outages until these works are completed. Typically it takes two to three hours following restoration time for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Speaking about the works, Tselo Tlou, Irish Water said, “Irish Water understands that this type of work can be inconvenient and, working in partnership with South Dublin County Council, we will make every effort to minimise the disruption that these necessary works may cause.

Tselo added: “Customers may experience some temporary discolouration of water following the works and occasionally issues such as internal airlocks may arise. For advice on clearing discoloration and airlocks, visit the Issues during or after an outage section of our website."

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Irish Water and South Dublin County Council regret any inconvenience caused. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please 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.