Uisce Éireann is installing a new trunk watermain to serve parts of North Dublin benefitting 350,000 customers including residents, businesses, hospitals and agriculture.
Significant water supply disruption necessary in North Dublin on Sunday, 26 February with water tankers to be provided.
In order to safely facilitate the new connection, it will be necessary for the water supply to be switched off for a period of time until the connection works are completed. To minimise disruption as much as possible to homes and businesses, the outage will commence in the early morning of Sunday, 26 February from 1am until approximately 11am. Highly skilled crews will work through the night and early morning to deliver this connection and minimise impact to customers.
It is planned that supply will begin to return after this time. However, due to the size of the pipes and network it could take up to 10 hours for normal supply to return to all customers as water refills the network, especially for those on higher ground or at the end of the network.
The outage will impact customers in the following areas: Swords, Santry, Malahide, Portmarnock, Kinsealy, Ballyboughal, Lissenhall, Donabate, Portrane, Turvey, Loughshinny, Palmerstown (Fingal), Rush, Lusk, nearby M1 service stations and surrounding areas.
Please note that due to the size of the network it could take up to 10 hours for normal supply to return to all customers as water refills the network, especially for those on higher ground or at the end of the network. As per best practice, most homes and businesses will have on-site water storage (typically in the attic) to provide a backup of water for sanitation purposes. Uisce Éireann advises customers to familiarise themselves with their storage capacity.
To support customers during the outage, Uisce Éireann and Fingal County Council will provide an alternative water supply at the following locations until supplies have returned to normal: Tesco Shopping Centre in Rush; Rathmore Park Car Park in Lusk; Seaview Park Car Park in Portrane; Donabate / Portrane Community Centre Car Park; St. Finian’s Catholic Church in Swords South; St. Colmcille’s GAA Club in Swords North; Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Malahide; and Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Club. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure as per HSE advice.