Works progress to upgrade water supply in Roundwood

22 November 2021

Irish Water continues to invest in new drinking water infrastructure in towns and villages across Wicklow, improving water quality and benefitting local communities. Working in partnership with Wicklow County Council, Irish Water is progressing with the delivery of a significant upgrade to the water supply in Roundwood. The delivery of this project will help to provide a safer and more secure water supply for local customers while also supporting future residential and commercial development.

Works will involve the construction of 4km of new water mains and ancillary works along the R764 in Roundwood to the new, state-of-the art, water treatment plant in Vartry, reducing future issues associated with water quality and providing the community of Roundwood with a secure, safe and robust water supply. The project, which is being carried out by Ward & Burke under Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme, is scheduled to begin this week and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2022.

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, some traffic management may be necessary to include a stop & go system, however, local and emergency access will be maintained. Irish Water and Wicklow County Council regret any inconvenience these necessary improvement works may cause.

Joe Carroll, Water Network Programme Lead with Irish Water, said: “These works are part of a significant investment by Irish Water to safeguard the water supply across Wicklow and we are delighted to progress this important project for Roundwood. The new scheme will see the construction and commissioning of new water mains from Roundwood to Vartry Water Treatment Plant 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.

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.