Works to safeguard the water supply continues on Clontarf Road

10 February 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann working in partnership with Dublin City Council continues to upgrade and improve the water network in Clontarf to provide a safer, more secure supply to homes and businesses, with the latest programme of works close to completion.

The project involves the replacement of over 6km of old, cast iron water mains which have been prone to bursts causing outages and supply disruptions as well as precious, treated water lost into the ground. Works have progressed well and water services crews will be ready to begin permanent road reinstatement in the coming weeks. 

Whilst every effort has been made to minimise the impact of the works, a temporary disruption to supply will be necessary for short periods between 9am and 2pm on Sunday 12 February. During these times, customers in the following areas will be impacted by intermittent outages and/or low pressure: Vernon Avenue, Vernon Park, Seafield Road East, Castilla Park, Oakley Park, Vernon Heath, Dollymount (Grove, Avenue and Park), North Bull Island, Sybil Hill and surrounding areas in Dublin 3. It typically takes take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers as water refills the network. 

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Speaking about the works, Matthew Thomson, Uisce Éireann  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, more sustainable water supply.

Uisce Éireann  and Dublin City Council regrets any inconvenience caused. The Uisce Éireann  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 Water Supply Updates section of our website.

Uisce Éireann  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.