More good news for Donabate as crews continue to drive down leakage

22 June 2023

750 meters of old pipes to be replaced following on from the successful replacement of new watermains along Turvey Road

Safeguarding the water supply in North County Dublin is a vital focus for Uisce Éireann with works underway as part of its national Leakage Reduction Programme to drive down leakage and provide a more reliable water supply for homes and businesses in Donabate. 

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Fingal County Council, is replacing almost 750 meters of aged water mains with new modern pipes in Donabate. These works follow on from the recent successful replacement of 750 meters of new, state-of-the-art water mains along Turvey Road which is increasing operational efficiency along the water network for this bustling coastal town.

The project, which commenced this week, will provide a more reliable water supply, improve water quality, and reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost to leakage. The works are a critical step in conserving this precious resource and reducing high levels of leakage which have been a significant source of disruption and interruptions for customers.

This essential project will see works taking place in Chapel View/New Road from the junction of Main Street (L2170) to the junction with the New Portrane Distributor Road (R126). The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.

Outlining the benefits the water mains replacement project will bring, Matt Thomson, Infrastructure Delivery Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann, explained, “Old and damaged water mains are a huge source of leakage and continue to impact communities right across Ireland, causing low pressure and supply disruption. This project is one example of how Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with local authorities to drive down leakage and provide a more reliable water supply to communities across the country.”

Matt added, “I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and cooperation during the works. We know that based on previous experiences the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.

Where water mains are being constructed traffic management will be in place in the form of a stop / go system, However the area of works will be limited to short sections in order to minimise the impact on customers. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

These works are being carried out by GMC Utilities Group Ltd on behalf of Uisce Éireann and this vital project is expected to be completed by the end of July. 

Uisce Éireann’s 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 the Uisce Éireann website or set your location on our website.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit the Uisce Éireann.