19 May 2020 Go back to News
Water main replacement works progressing to safeguard the water supply in Navan
Delivery of essential works will provide a safer more secure water supply
Irish Water, in partnership with Meath County Council, is starting works on the N51 Slane Road to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Navan. The delivery of these essential works will provide a safer more secure water supply for the town minimising the frequency of bursts on the trunk watermain from Proudstown reservoir to Navan town, improving the resilience of the water network. It will also support continued social and economic development of Navan.
Irish Water has already completed work along Donaghmore Lane, with final surface dressing of the road to be completed in June 2020. We would like to thank local residents and commuters for their support and patience during these works.
Works to minimise disruptions
To minimise disruption, work on the N51 Slane Road will be completed in phases and traffic management will be in place. Work between St Marys Park and the Round O Roundabout started on Monday 18 May 2020 and will be completed in June 2020. In order to safely facilitate the works a temporary road closure is necessary. Diversion routes are clearly signposted. Emergency access and local access will be maintained at all times. The works are being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GMC Utilities Ltd. These works will be carried out in line with stringent Covid-19 measures.
The works may involve some short-term water outages, our project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water outage. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and our works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption.
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 continue to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.
Why is this needed?
Speaking about the project, Adrian McLoughlin, Irish Water, said “The construction of 5km of new trunk watermains in Navan is vital to ensure a safer and a more secure water supply to homes and businesses in the town. We are delighted that phase one of the project is close to completion and are beginning phase two of works. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and we will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause.”
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 these works. To find out more about Irish Water’s national programme of works to reduce leakage and improve Ireland’s water supply visit our Leakage Reduction Programme page. For updates visit Water Supply Updates page.