23 November 2020 Go back to News
Irish Water progressing with works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Kildare and the wider GDA
Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, is progressing with works to safeguard the drinking water supply for homes and businesses in Kildare and the wider Greater Dublin Area (GDA). 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 the region. 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.
While works are ongoing, customers in the following locations may experience low water pressure, discolouration and outages from 5pm on Wednesday 25 November until 6am on Thursday 26 November; Naas town centre; Killashee; Mylerstown; Johnstown; Ladytown and surrounding areas.
Similarly, from 6pm on Thursday 26 November until 6am on Friday 27 November, customers in the following areas may experience low water pressure, discolouration and outages; Newbridge; Athgarvan; Monasterevin East; Rathangan; Allen; Kilmeade; Castledermot North; Ballytore; Calverstown; Narramore; Kilcullen; Two mile house; Brannockstown; Nurney; Suncroft; Kilgowan; Derrinturn; Prosperous; Allenwood and surrounding areas.
Following the completion of the works it may take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important 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 carry out these essential works.
John O Donoghue, Regional Operations Manager, Irish Water said “Irish Water and our Local Authority partners are working together to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Kildare and the wider Greater Dublin Area. The Barrow Extension Project will facilitate an increase of up to 18 million litres of drinking water per day in Kildare and the GDA which is critical for the provision of a secure, reliable and sustainable long-term water supply for the region for future decades and generations."
The delivery of the Barrow Extension project will help build resilience in the water distribution network by providing a strategic link between Srowland and Ballymore Eustace water treatment plants.The project involves 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. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.
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.
The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of the Irish Water website.