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Essential repairs to water mains

  • Gerard Farrell
  • Fri 01 March, 2019

Essential repairs to water mains to safeguard supply may cause disruption to supply in parts of Dublin over the weekend

Please see below information we received regarding essential water repairs that may cause disruption to supply in parts of Dublin over the weekend.

Irish Water and Dublin City Council wish to advise customers that essential repairs to a major leak will be carried out this weekend on the trunk water main on the Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook in order to safeguard the future water supply for homes and businesses in the area. As a result there will be disruption to the water supply in parts of Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown from 10am on Saturday 2nd March until 10am on Sunday 3rd March.

See area impacted here.

During these planned repair works homes and businesses in these areas may be impacted by reduced pressure and water outages. The repair is estimated to be completed in the early hours of Sunday morning, but it may take some time for the network to recharge.

The areas that may be impacted include Booterstown, Mt. Merrion Avenue, Seafield, Nutley Park, Anglesea Road, Merrion Road North, Merrion Road South, Bath Avenue, Gilford Road, Pembroke Road, Mespil Road, Sussex Terrace, Belmont, Richmond Hill, UCD, Merrion Square, Stephen’s Green, Mercer Street, Redmond’s Hill, Bride Street, Patrick Street, Thomas Street West, Clanwilliam Place, Grand Canal Street, Townsend Street, Trinity College and Bachelors Walk.

Irish Water will make contact with customers who have registered on their Vulnerable Customer register in the impacted areas to offer assistance if required. Water supply to hospitals will be prioritized during the repair works. Water tankers are on stand-by and are ready to be mobilized if needed.

Irish Water is encouraging customers to conserve water while these essential repairs are underway. They are urging customers to conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.

Irish Water and Dublin City Council wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential repairs.

Their customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare  with any queries. For updates please see the water supply and services section of our website.

The reference number for these repair works is REF. DCC000598