Works continue to improve the sewer network along Goatstown Road

Irish Water is working in partnership with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to improve the sewer network along the Goatstown Road in Dun Laoghaire. The delivery of this wastewater project will support existing and future residential and commercial development and will help to safeguard the environment by reducing the risk of wastewater overflows. The project is being delivered by GMC Utilities limited on behalf of Irish Water and in adherence with current government and HSE COVID-19 guidance.

Irish Water completed the construction of a new sewer from Larchfield Road to Our Lady’s Grove Primary School in May. Works will now start at the end of June, as a new sewer is constructed from the Goatstown Road cross roads to Larchfield road. The new sewer is expected to be complete in the Autumn.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Irish Water said, “A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future residential and commercial development while also improving the overall performance of the sewer network, helping to safeguard the environment.

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, a traffic management plan will be in place which will require the closure of the Goatstown road cycle lane. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

In order to minimise disruption during construction, areas of work will be limited to short sections and standard working hours will be from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, however it will be necessary to work through one weekend in the coming weeks.

Irish Water continues to work at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.

Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.