Essential upgrades required on the sewer network in Greenhills, Drogheda
27 March 2023
Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Louth County Council to deliver critical sewer network upgrades in Greenhills, Drogheda. The delivery of this important wastewater project will support future economic and social development and will improve the capacity of the network for residents and businesses in the area.
The works which have commenced, involve the installation of approximately 250 meters of new sewerage pipes beginning at Greenhill Villas and ending at North Strand, south of the junction between the Drogheda Road R167 and the Greenhills Road R899.
On Wednesday, 29 March from 9:30 am – 4 pm customers in Greenhills, Drogheda, specifically along Cord Road, Newfoundwell Road, Beaulieu Village, Termonabbey, Baltray, An Grianan, Ganderpark, Termonfeckin, Shrewsbury Manor, Westcourt, Bridgeview, Mount Sandford, College Rise, Harmony Heights, Beaulieu View, Newtown Meadows, Aston Village and surrounding areas may experience temporary low pressure and/or water outages.
Crews will make every effort to minimise the disruption to impacted customers and will work to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible. It typically takes two to three hours following restoration time for the network to refill and normal water supply to fully return.
Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.
Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann said, “Working with our colleagues in Louth County Council, we are delighted that these essential works are underway. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential to support business and social development in the community. These works will improve the overall performance and capacity of the sewer network enabling the delivery of a reliable, sustainable, and high-quality wastewater service.”
Acknowledging the support of the local community, Padraig added, “We understand that the works may cause disruption to commuters and local road users and our crews will continue to make every effort to minimise disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. We thank the people of Greenhills for their patience as these works progress and know that the lasting benefits will far outweigh the short-term inconvenience.”
These works are being delivered as part of Uisce Éireann’s Growth and Development Programme and are due to be completed by the end of the year. This project is being delivered by GMC Utilities Group Ltd on behalf of Uisce Éireann.To minimise the impact on the local community, works will continue to be delivered on a phased basis with areas of work limited to short sections. Emergency traffic and access for residents will be maintained at all times.
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.