14 August 2019 Go back to News
Works to safeguard water supply to take place on Slade Road in South Dublin
Works on a trunk water main will start next week
Irish Water and South Dublin County Council wish to advise customers that essential works to improve security of water supply will be carried on a trunk water main on Slade Road. A road closure will be in place for the duration of the works and diversions will be in place from Friday 16 August until Sunday 1 September. The location of the road closure is on Slade Road/Castle Road between the Mill Road/Páirc Mhuire Road junction in Saggart Village beside the Insomnia Coffee shop to the junction beside the Millbrook Manor Nursing Home.
As a result of these essential planned works customers may experience lower water pressure than normal in parts of South Dublin from 9am on Monday 19 August until 5pm on Thursday 22 August. We have worked closely with the Dublin Local Authorities to minimise the impact of these works. The network will be managed to ensure water supply is maintained to customers albeit at a slightly lower pressure than usual.
Areas that may experience lower water pressure
Customers in the following areas may experience lower water pressure during this time; Aerodrome; Greenogue; Newcastle; Ballynakelly; Newcastle Village; Peamount Road; Baldonnel Business Park; Milltown; Baldonnel; Kingswood Business Park; Citywest Business Park; Brownsbarn; Kingswood Heights; Embankment Road; Rossfield; Jobstown Park and surrounding areas.
Encouraging customers to conserve water during works
We are encouraging customers to conserve water while these essential works are underway. We are urging customers to conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Water supply to hospitals will be prioritised and water tankers are on stand-by and are ready to be mobilised if needed.
These essential works form part of the €35 million euro construction of a new strategic water main that will provide water connectivity between Leixlip and Saggart safeguarding the future water supply for homes and businesses in South Dublin.
William Mc Knight, Irish Water
“This project will improve the resilience of the water supply network in the Greater Dublin Area and will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses. The works are being planned so as to minimise the impact to the public and we are urging customers to conserve water during this time.”
We wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.