Stamullen Water Network Improvement project
Irish Water Growth and Development Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Meath County Council is upgrading the water network in Stamullen, Co. Meath to provide a more reliable water supply to the community.
The works involve the installation of almost 1.2km of new modern high-density polyethylene pipes. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme and are planned to commence in November 2021.
These works will involve the construction of a new 250mm watermain at Cock Hill Road to Silverstream Close in Stamullen, Co. Meath. This new watermain on the public network will be the main feed to the nearby Stadalt pumping station, and are planned to relieve supply issues on the current network.
This project is also being delivered to support future developments within the community. It will improve the capacity of the existing water main in the area, improving performance and reducing demands on the current network.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GMC Utilities Ltd. and are expected to be completed by the end of December 2021, with permanent reinstatement in early 2022.
What are the benefits of the works?
The benefits of these watermains works include:
- Reliable Water Supply – Installation or 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.
- Supporting social and economic development – This project will facilitate social and economic growth, including planned residential development, in Stamullen.
- Improving the water network - This project will build resilience in the water network, increasing the capacity to deliver reliable, sustainable high-quality water services.
Will customers be affected by the works?
To facilitate the safe delivery of works, there may be some short term local traffic management in place during construction.
A road closure will be in place on the L-16182-2, between the Stadalt cross/junction at Mountview Stamullen and Silverstream Close, Stamullen, Co Meath. The road closure extends from 8th Nov – 22nd Nov 2021. During the planned road closure traffic will be diverted via the L1618, R108, and L5618. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
The works may involve some short-term water interruptions to the water supply. The project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water interruptions.
We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause. Standard working hours are between 8am and 6pm, with no work anticipated on Sundays or public holidays.
Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.