Upgrades to improve water supply and reduce leakage in Bluebell
19 May 2021
Irish Water working in partnership with Dublin City Council is carrying out essential watermain improvement works in the Kylemore Park / Bluebell area 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 involving the installation of a new district meter and meter chamber are being delivered by GMC Utilities Limited on behalf of Irish Water. District meters are used to track network flows and volumes and are an effective tool in helping us to detect leaks on the network so that they can be prioritised for repair.
Works are scheduled to take place on Saturday 22 May from 9am to 3pm.
Whilst Irish Water and Dublin City Council have reconfigured the network to maintain normal supply to as many properties as possible, some customers in the following locations may be impacted by intermittent supply disruption for the duration of the works; Old Naas Road, Bluebell Avenue, Bluebell Road, La Touche Drive, La Touche Road, Huband Road, Canal Terrace, Kylemore Road, Kylemore Way and surrounding areas in Dublin City.
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 are making 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 Kylemore Park, Bluebell and surrounding areas ensuring a safer mores sustainable water supply.”
Traffic management including a traffic light outage on the junction of Bluebell and Kylemore Road will be in place to facilitate the safe delivery of the works, with traffic management in place. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Irish Water continues to work 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.