Works progress to upgrade the water supply in Barndarrig

18 November 2021

Road closure confirmed from Monday 22 November

Irish Water is working in partnership with Wicklow County Council to deliver a significant upgrade to the water supply in Barndarrig. The delivery of this project will help to provide a safer and more secure water supply for customers in Barndarrig while also supporting future residential and commercial development. 

Works will involve the construction of new water mains and ancillary works linking Barndarrig to Redcross Water Treatment Plant, replacing the local water supply in the area and providing the community of Barndarrig with a secure, safe and robust water supply. The project, which is being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke, is scheduled to begin on Monday 22 November and is expected to be completed in Q2 2022. 

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, traffic management will be in place and the R754 exiting Barndarrig towards Redcross will be closed from 22 November until 23 December with a natural diversion route in place for motorists via the M11. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. 

Joe Carroll, Water Network Programme Lead with Irish Water, said: “Irish Water is delighted to progress this important project for the people of Barndarrig. The new scheme will see the construction and commissioning of new water mains from Barndarrig to Redcross which will ensure a reliable water supply for the local community.  Irish Water is committed to providing a safe, secure and sustainable source of drinking water for our customers and this important project will have significant long-term benefits for the area.

Irish Water and Wicklow County Council will make every effort to maintain normal supply to our customers throughout the delivery of these vital works. Some short-term water interruptions may be necessary, however, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned interruptions. Standard working hours are between 8am and 6pm, with no work anticipated on Sundays or public holidays. Irish Water and Wicklow County Council understand that this type of work may be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause.

Also commenting on the project, Peter Thornton, Regional Operations Lead for Wicklow, added: “These works are part of a significant investment by Irish Water to safeguard the water supply across Wicklow. The works will help to provide a safer and more secure water supply for the community of Barndarrig while also supporting future residential and commercial development. We will continue to engage with local stakeholders as we deliver this vital project.” 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 on local water supply issues, 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.

 

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Irish Water is working in partnership with Wicklow County Council to deliver a significant upgrade to the water supply for customers in Barndarrig. The delivery of this water project will help to provide a safer and more secure water supply to the community while also supporting future residential and commercial development. 

Works will involve the construction of a new water main and ancillary works linking Barndarrig to Redcross Water Treatment Plant, replacing the local water supply in the area and providing the community of Barndarrig with a secure, safe and robust water supply. The project, which is being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke is scheduled to begin on 22 November and is expected to be completed in Q2 2022. 

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works some traffic management will be in place, however, local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. Irish Water and Wicklow County Council will make every effort to maintain normal supply to our customers throughout the delivery of these vital works, however, some short-term water interruptions may be necessary and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned interruptions. Standard working hours are between 8am and 6pm, with no work anticipated on Sundays or public holidays. Irish Water and Wicklow County Council understand that this type of work may be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause.

Commenting on the project, Peter Thornton, Irish Water said, “These works are part of a significant investment by Irish Water to safeguard the water supply across Wicklow. The works will help to provide a safer and more secure water supply for the community of Barndarrig while also supporting future residential and commercial development. We will continue to engage with local stakeholders as we deliver this vital project.” 

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 on local water supply issues, 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.