Works continue to upgrade water treatment infrastructure in Enfield

27 October 2021

Irish Water working in partnership with Meath County Council continues to progress with upgrades to the water treatment infrastructure in Enfield. Irish Water has recently completed essential disinfection upgrades at Enfield water treatment plant to protect water quality and minimise the risk of Boil Water Notices. Additional works are in progress at the plant to improve operational performance and resilience, including the installation of new pumps, additional monitoring equipment and controls and new waste facilities. These upgrades are expected to be completed in early 2022.

In addition to the disinfection upgrade works and to provide a more resilient supply, Irish Water in partnership with Meath County Council is fast-tracking plans to construct a treated drinking water reservoir in Enfield. Irish Water plans to start construction in the coming months subject to progression through relevant statutory processes. Irish Water is committed to providing further updates as the project progresses.

Speaking about supply disruptions in Enfield, Michael Cunniffe, Irish Water said, “Irish Water and Meath County Council understand the inconvenience recent supply disruptions have caused and we would like to reassure the people of Enfield that we are continuing to work to minimise any further disruptions. We are continually monitoring the performance of the water network and we undertake additional works as required to safeguard the local supply.

For planned disruptions, Irish Water endeavours to give customers a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut-offs. Irish Water issues a press release, and further updates in the event of ongoing incidents, to all local media outlets and elected representatives. The press release information is uploaded to the News section on the Irish water website and shared via customer care social media channels. The website has a location feature which allows customers to immediately see what works are ongoing in their locality by setting their location at www.water.ie and visiting the Supply and Service Updates page. The press release is also provided to customer services and the call centre and depending on the type of outage, vulnerable customers may be contacted directly.  

In the event of unplanned drinking water incidents, it is not always possible to provide advance notice to customers. When Irish Water and Meath County Council are made aware of an outage, we immediately investigate and work as a matter of priority to remedy the interruption and restore normal water supply to impacted customers as quickly and as safely as possible. We endeavour to share information on the Supply and Service Updates page on the Irish Water website and via customer care social media channels as soon as possible following notification of an outage and to issue press releases to all local media outlets and elected representatives.

Customers who are experiencing issues with their water supply should report them directly to our customer contact centre so that an investigation can be carried out and normal supply can be restored. Our call centre operates 24/7 on 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare. Information regarding planned and unplanned outages is also available on the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.