In Progress
Leakage Reduction


The project to construct a new trunk water main along Parson Street and Mill Street, Maynooth will commenced in April 2020.

The works involve the construction of approximately 1000 meters of 350mm modern high density polyethylene trunk water mains.
This project will be delivered in phases as follows:

Phase 1

  • Parson Street from the University entrance to Meadowbrook Lawns - 4 to 19 April
    Network improvement works at this location will be seven days per week during delivery and carried out under a road closure.
  • Parson Street Bridge - 4 April to 5 May (inclusive)
    Trenchless technology will be used to efficiently install pipeline from the green area in front of Maynooth University to the junction of Mill Street to reduce potential impact in this area . Works will take place at off-peak times intermittley during this time period.

Phase 2

  • Mill Street from the Junction of Parson Street and Millstreet to St. Mary’s Church - 1 to 5 May
    Network improvement works at this location will be delivered 24 hours per day over the May Bank Holiday weekend to limit the impact on the local community. Works on this section will be carried out under a lane closure. Dates are subject to change dependent on current variable factors. Further notification will be provided prior to these works commencing.

Final testing and commissioning works will continue throughout May during off peak times between the hours of 7pm and 11pm. Permanement reinstatement of roads affected as a result of the works will also be completed during this period.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed in May 2020.


  • Provision of a more reliable water supply

This project will improve the resilience of the water network in Maynooth town, increasing connectivity to enable re-routing of water supply as required. It will also support continued growth within the community.

  • Improved Operation and Maintenance

These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.

Traffic Management

To facilitate the safe delivery of works, there will be some short term local road closures and traffic management in place during delivery.

  • Phase 1: Parson Street from the University entrance to Meadowbrook Lawns will be delivered under a road closure which will be notified in advance. Local access will be maintained. Diversion routes will be in place and clearly sign posted.
  • Phase 2: Mill Street from the Junction of Parson Street and Millstreet to St. Mary’s Church will be delivered with a lane closure with a shuttle system in place operated by flag men 24 hours over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut offs.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements will be notified directly and customers call our customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 with any questions about the project.

We regret inconvenience these necessary water network improvements may cause. Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section.

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