Works progress to safeguard supply for homes and businesses on the Clontarf Road

11 November 2021

Irish Water working in partnership with Dublin City Council is carrying out essential watermain improvement works in Clontarf in order to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in the area. The upcoming works on the approach road to the Wooden Bridge are a continuation of the replacement of old cast iron watermains which have been prone to bursts, with new heavy duty plastic pipes. Earlier this year, on Sybill Hill in Clontarf Irish Water replaced 1.3km of old cast iron watermains that were prone to bursting. As a result of these essential works we are benefiting from water savings of 25,000 litres every week with homes and businesses in the area benefitting from a safer, more secure supply. 

Works on the approach road to the Wooden Bridge is starting on Monday 15 November and are expected to be completed within 2 weeks. To facilitate the safe delivery of these essential works, the Wooden Bridge will be closed to vehicles from Monday 15 November to Saturday 20 November 2021. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. Whilst every effort has been made to minimise the impact of the works a small number of properties may experience water outages for short periods during the course of the works. Those who are expected to be impacted are being notified directly. 

Speaking about the works, Matthew Thomson, Irish Water said, “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and working in partnership with Dublin City Council we will make every effort to minimise any disruption that these necessary works may cause. The delivery of these essential works will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in the area ensuring a safer mores sustainable water supply.

Irish Water and Dublin City Council regrets any inconvenience caused. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please 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.