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Brackenstown Road Water Main Replacement

Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann in partnership with Fingal County Council, has replaced problematic water mains on the Brackenstown Road, Swords, County Dublin, to improve security of supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

Uisce Éireann is investing over €500 million between 2017-2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the public water network.

Leakage Reduction


  • A Reliable Water Supple - Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
  • Reduced Leaks - Replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.
  • Improved Operation and Maintenance - The works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.


  • The works involve the replacement of over 1.4 kilometers of problematic water mains with polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
  • Works will commence on 14 September 2020.
  • Works are expected to be completed on 30 November 2020.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management in the form of a stop-go system will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

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.

More information

For further information you can contact the Project Team at