4 December 2017 Go back to News
Public Information Evening on the Swords Water Main Replacement Project
Thursday, 14 December in the Carnegie Court Hotel from 4pm - 8pm
Irish Water will host a public information evening on Thursday, 14 December in the Carnegie Court Hotel from 4pm - 8pm on the Swords water main replacement project. Irish Water recently signed a contract with GMC Utilities Group to replace 5km of ageing water mains in Swords and works are due to commence in January 2018 .
The 30” concrete water main was laid in 1970 and will be replaced between Cooks Road and Forest Road south of Swords, along Forest Road to the junction with the Dublin Road / Main Street Swords, then along Main Street and North Street and onwards to Lissenhall, ending near the Swords north M1 motorway junction. Irish Water is investing approximately €9m in this project. Works are expected to commence in early 2018.
A greatly improved water supply
Once replaced, the new water main for homes and businesses in Swords and also to customers in Malahide and Portmarnock served by the Malahide Reservoir. Throughout the project, residents and businesses will be advised of all works in advance and will be given 48 hours’ notice of any planned water shut offs. Every effort will be made by the project team to avoid unplanned bursts to the water supply during the construction of the project. Traffic management will be in place while the works are taking place and every effort will be made to minimise disruptions to road users, residents and businesses.
Commenting on the project, Paul Hickey, Irish Water Regional Lead, said “We are inviting the public to come along to our drop-in information evening in the Carnegie Court Hotel on Thursday, 14 December from 4pm - 8pm. We want to ensure that the community who live, work and visit Swords and those that will benefit from the project in Malahide and Portmarnock are kept up to date on the replacement of 5kms of water main in Swords. This project will ensure that customers in Swords and in parts of Malahide and Portmarnock will have a more reliable and secure water supply. The project team will be on hand at the information evening to answer any questions members of the community have on the project”.
For further information on this project and to be kept update on project milestones, visit our Swords Water Main Replacement Project page.