Swords Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Fingal County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Swords to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes on Brackenstown Road, Swords, Co. Dublin. The works are scheduled to commence in September 2019 and are part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The project will be delivered in two phases. Phase 1 will commence on Monday 16 September. The works will involve laying 700 metres of new water mains on the Brackenstown Road from 400 metres west of the Brackenstown/ R108 junction to the roundabout adjacent to the Parkview estate. This work will take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GMC Utilities Group Ltd. and are expected to be completed in early of October 2019.

Phase 2 involves replacement of 2.3 kilometres of water main from the roundabout adjacent to the Parkview estate to the Brackenstown Rd/ Dublin Road intersection. This aspect of delivery is in detailed design and at present there is no confirmed commencement date or final approved budget allocation.

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

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

Affects of works

  • Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management 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

Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified directly and customers can phone Irish Water on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

Irish Water regrets any inconvenience these necessary water network improvements may cause. For details of any supply interruptions associated with this project, they will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website.