Crumlin Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Dublin City Council, is replacing ageing cast iron water mains in Crumlin to improve security of supply, improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of approximately 2.6 kilometres of old cast iron water mains mains most of which is in place since the early 1900’s with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The works are planned to commence in the coming weeks. The locations that will benefit from these improvements are:

  • Stannaway Road
  • Devenish Road
  • Tonguefield Road
  • Blarney Park
  • Cloyne Road
  • Bangor Road
  • Kilfenora Road

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GMC Utilities Group and the construction phase is expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

Location
Dublin
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

​A Reliable Water Supply

  • 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

Improved Water Quality

  • Replacing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network with new modern pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

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

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

Steps

  • 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
  • Traffic management will be in place during this time
  • Replacing approximately 2.6 kilometres of old cast iron water mains mains