Clontarf Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water in partnership with Dublin City Council, is replacing aged & problematic water mains in the Sybill Hill area of Clontarf, Co. Dublin to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

The works involve the replacement of over 6km of aged cast iron water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains will commence in early May 2022. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The works will take place on Mount Prospect Ave, Dollymount Ave, Seafield Rd & Vernon Ave (between the junctions of Mount Prospect Ave & Seafield Rd). The works will begin on Dollymount Avenue.

The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where these connections are lead the public side of the connection will be replaced.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GMC Utilities Group and are expected to be completed in Autumn 2022.

Location
Dublin
Status
In Progress
Type
Leakage Reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

  • Reliable Water Supply – Replacement of problematic water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and interruptions to the water supply reducing disruption for homes and businesses in the area.
  • Reduced Leaks – Replacement of problematic water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.
  • Improved Water Quality – Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network and replacing them with new pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.
  • Improved Operation and Maintenance – These works will deliver efficiencies including cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.

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 which may limit the amount of on road parking.

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

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