8 January 2021 Go back to News
Irish Water is making progress on the Malahide Water Supply Scheme safeguarding the water supply for homes and businesses in Swords, Malahide and surrounding areas
Irish Water working in partnership with Fingal County Council is progressing with essential works on the Malahide water supply scheme in order to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Swords, Malahide and surrounding areas in accordance with current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. The delivery of this project will improve the security of the drinking water supply for the area and will allow for social and economic growth and development in both Swords and Malahide.
The construction of new watermains in Swords along the Malahide Road and Swords Road will start on Monday 11 January and is scheduled to be completed in April. Works involving the construction of the new watermain will start in Swords at the Main Street/Malahide Road junction and will progress along the Malahide Road, past the Pavillions Shopping Centre, through the Malahide Road roundabout on the Swords Road as far as the Mountgorry Way/ Swords Road roundabout.
In order to facilitate the safe delivery of these works temporary road closures along the route will be necessary. A road closure will be in place between the Main Street/Malahide Road junction in Swords and the Malahide Road roundabout from 11 January to 4 February. The road closure will remain in place for Eastbound traffic (from Swords Main Street) from 5 February to 24 February. A road closure will be in place on the Swords Road between the Malahide Road roundabout and the Mountgorry Way/Swords Road roundabout from 25 February to 1 April. Diversions will be in place and local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
John Craddock Limited is delivering these essential works on behalf of Irish Water in line with stringent COVID-19 protocols.
Speaking about the project, William McKnight, Irish Water, said, “The construction of the new watermain in Swords is vital to ensure a safer and a more secure water supply to homes and businesses in the area and will also support the economic and social development of the area. The works in Swords form part of a significant investment of almost €22 million by Irish Water to safeguard the water supply in Fingal. Upgrading the water infrastructure will ensure that customers in Howth, Malahide, Swords and Balbriggan will have a more reliable and secure supply which will result in fewer disruptions to their water supply. 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 works may cause. We will continue to provide regular updates to businesses, elected representatives and the community as this important project progresses.”
Irish Water continues to work at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services.
Irish Water and Fingal Council Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these essential works. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For further information please visit our Malahide and Swords Water Supply Network Upgrade project page.