Irish Water progressing with essential watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Dublin
17 February 2021
Irish Water working in partnership with Dublin City Council is carrying out essential watermain improvement works on the South Circular Road in order to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in the area. These essential works are being delivered in adherence with current HSE and government Covid-19 advice.
The works involving the replacement of old cast iron watermains with a new watermain are being delivered by GMC Utilities on behalf of Irish Water are expected to take place over two weekends; Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February and again on Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management will be in place to facilitate the safe delivery of the works, while local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Whilst Irish Water and Dublin City Council have reconfigured the network to maintain normal supply to as many properties as possible, some customers may experience lower than normal water pressure on Sunday 21 February. Properties at the following locations may be impacted by lower water pressure on Sunday 21 February; South Circular Road; Rialto; Warrenmount; Dolphins Barn; Donore Avenue; The Liberties and surrounding areas.
Furthermore, whilst every effort has been made to limit the impact of these essential works a small number of properties will experience water outages. A direct notification is being delivered to these properties which include properties on the South Circular Road between the R110 junction and the Haroldville Avenue Junction.
Speaking about the works, Matthew Thomson, Irish Water said, “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and working in partnership with Dublin City Council we will make every effort to minimise any disruption that these necessary works may cause. The delivery of these essential works will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Dublin 8 and surrounding areas ensuring a safer mores sustainable water supply.”
Irish Water is working 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 would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.
Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.
Irish Water and Dublin City Council regrets any inconvenience caused. 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 updates visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.