Upgrades to water network infrastructure in Kilmessan

26 September 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, is progressing a major project to upgrade and improve the water network, along the main street in Kilmessan (L4010) from Bective Avenue to the Credit Union.

The delivery of this essential upgrade will support future economic growth and development, facilitating new housing development for Meath and Kilmessan. It will also improve the capacity and performance of the existing water network, providing additional capacity within the network for new development and forms part of the greater capital investment project for Meath.

The project, which is due to begin this week will involve the upgrade of over 600m of water main along main street in Kilmessan. The project is expected to be completed by end-October.

To deliver these works efficiently and safely temporary lane/road closures will be necessary during the works.

Works to be carried out along the main street in Kilmessan from Bective Avenue to the Credit Union / Skein Abbey. To minimise disruption and expediate the project works will be carried out will be using trenchless technology.

Commenting on the project, Dave Murphy, Asset Delivery Lead at Irish Water said, “Working with our colleagues in Meath County Council, we are delighted to announce the progression of these vital works for Meath. A water network that is fit for purpose is essential to support business, housing, and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future development in the areas of Meath and Kilmessan.

Dave added. “We understand that the works may cause some inconvenience, our crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. On behalf of Irish Water, I would like to thank the people of Kilmessan in advance for their support and co-operation.

To minimise the impact on the local community during construction, a phased approach will be taken. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to limit the impact on the local community. Where works are along the public road, traffic management will be in place in the form of a stop/go traffic light system and diversions. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained. Where potential road closures are required, Irish Water will ensure communication is provided locally.

This project is being delivered by Farrans Construction on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water and Meath County Council regret and any inconvenience these essential projects may cause. 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 general updates, visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.