Upgrades to improve water supply on the Clontarf Road
22 April 2021
Irish Water working in partnership with Dublin City Council is carrying out essential watermain improvement works on the Clontarf Road in order to safeguard the water supply 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 are a continuation of the replacement of old cast iron watermains which have been prone to bursts, with new heavy duty plastic pipes. Over 1.3km of watermains have already been successfully replaced in Clontarf. GMC Utilities will be carrying out the works on behalf of Irish Water. The works are planned to take place along Clontarf road on Saturday 24 April between 12pm and 6pm.
Properties fronting the Clontarf road from the Wooden bridge junction to Vernon Avenue junction and surrounding areas may be impacted by intermittent disruption to their water supply while the works are being carried out.
Customers impacted by these works are being notified directly. Traffic management will be in place to facilitate the safe delivery of the works, while local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Irish Water and Dublin City Council have reconfigured the network to maintain normal supply to as many properties as possible however, customers in the following locations may be impacted by intermittent disruption to their supply; and surrounding areas. Whilst every effort has been made to minimise the impact of the works a small number of properties in these areas may experience water outages for short periods during the day.
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 the area 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.