Works progress to improve water supply in Kildare and the GDA

16 June 2021

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, continues with essential works to safeguard the drinking water supply for homes and businesses in Kildare and the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) in accordance with current Government and HSE COVID-19 advice.

The final phase of works will begin on Monday 21 June and are scheduled to continue until the end of July. While works are underway, some customers in the following areas may experience intermittent low water pressure and some discoloration to their water supply: Broadleas, Ardinode, Brannockstown, Carnalway, Old Connell, Caragh, Naas West, Naas town centre, Spring Gardens,  Naas North, Rathaskar Heights, Kilashee, Naas East, Two Mile House, Ladytown and surrounding areas. Our work crews will make every effort to minimise the impact on customers. For information on discoloured water, please visit the Discoloured water section of our website. We would ask customers to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Irish Water and Kildare County Council regret any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience while we complete these essential works.

John O Donoghue, Regional Operations Manager, Irish Water said, “Irish Water would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their patience and cooperation while we carry out these essential works to safeguard the water supply for Kildare and the wider Greater Dublin Area. 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 essential works may cause."

These works form part of the Barrow Extension project which will provide up to an additional 18 million litres of drinking water per day for communities across the region. This is the equivalent of the average daily water consumption of 140,000 people and will support future growth and ensure a sustainable, secure and reliable water supply for customers now and into the future. The project, which began in September 2020, involved the construction of 3km of new water mains between Killashee and Naas, via the Rathasker Road; two new pumping stations at Brannockstown and Carnalway; and upgrades to the pipework at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant and Old Kilcullen Reservoir. For more information on the project, please visit our Barrow Water Supply Scheme Area Extension project page.

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.

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on freephone 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.