7 November 2019 Go back to News
Safer, more secure water supply for South Circular Road area as water main replacement works continue
Water main improvement works being delivered may cause disruptions to water supply
Irish Water wish to advise customers in Dublin 8 that as part of water main improvement works being delivered there may be a disruption to water supply on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November from 7am-9pm in Saint Teresa Gardens, Glenmalure Park, South Circular Road, Saint Anthony's Road, Reuben Walk, Reuben Street, Reuben Avenue, Church Avenue South, Carrick Terrace, Haroldville Avenue and surrounding areas in Dublin 8. The works being undertaken are part of the construction of over 2.2 kilometres of new water mains along the public road and the installation of new service connections from the new water main to each customer’s property.
Why is this needed?
This water network improvement project is being delivered to provide a more reliable supply of water in this area of the city and to reduce leakage.
Over the coming four weekends there will be a number of water outages to facilitate the connection of the newly constructed water main to the existing water network.
Disruptions and restoration time
During these essential planned works homes and businesses in the affected areas may be impacted by reduced water pressure and water outages. Following these improvement works water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network.
Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause.
Commenting on the works, Matt Thompson, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, said: “We would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their continued patience and cooperation while we deliver this vital water network improvement project in the South Circular Road area of Dublin City. Progress to date has been excellent and we are entering the final phase of this section of the project.
National Leakage Reduction Programme
“These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which will see €500 million invested up to the end of 2021 to reduce the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing ageing water mains. This will ensure a safe, reliable water supply which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy.”
Customers can call the Irish Water customer helpline on 1850 278 278 for any questions in relation to the works.