Network upgrade works due to take place in Portmarnock

01 March 2022

Irish Water is working in partnership with Fingal County Council to carry out upgrade works in Portmarnock to facilitate new connections and support growth and development in the area.

While works are underway, customers on Carrickhill Rd and surrounding areas in Portmarnock will experience temporary, intermittent low pressure and/or water outages on Thursday 3 March from 4pm until 9pm. Portmarnock village will not be impacted.

Typically it takes two to three hours following restoration time for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Vulnerable customers who have already registered with Irish Water will receive direct communications regarding this water outage.

Speaking about the works, Dave Murphy, Irish Water said, “Irish Water understands that essential upgrade works can be inconvenient and, working in partnership with our colleagues in Fingal County Council, we will make every effort to minimise the disruption that these necessary works may cause.” 

Dave added: “Customers may experience some temporary discolouration of water following the works and occasionally issues such as internal airlocks may arise. For advice on clearing discoloration and airlocks, visit the Issues during or after an outage section of our website."

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works traffic management will be necessary and a Stop/Go system will be in place on Carrickhill Road for the duration of the works.

Irish Water and Fingal County Council regret any inconvenience caused. The Irish Water 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 our website. 

Irish Water 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.