Replacement of ageing water mains to take place in Cabra

29 June 2021

Irish Water working in partnership with Dublin City Council is replacing an aged watermain on Drumcliffe road, Cabra in order to safeguard the water supply and increase water pressure 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. In order to facilitate the safe delivery of these works a traffic management plan will be in place.

Irish Water and Dublin City Council will make every effort to maintain normal supply, however properties on Drumcliffe Road, Offaly Road, Cabra and surrounding areas in Dublin 7 may experience water shut offs on Wednesday 30 June from 8am to 5pm.

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 Cabra 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 1800 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.