Disruption to water supply in the North City Fringe and parts of rural North County Dublin

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council advise that due to essential major emergency works on the water supply network in North Dublin there will be an unavoidable disruption to water supply in the north city fringe and parts of rural north County Dublin over the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2011.

Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council strongly advise consumers in all affected and nearby areas not to stockpile water under any circumstances as this severely depletes storage reservoirs and can add significantly to the delay in restoring normal water supply to all users when the emergency work is complete. 

Attic storage tanks will provide adequate water for essential short term use and available water should be used sparingly at all times. Static tankers will be provided in the areas most at risk of prolonged loss of supply and the locations and times of these tankers will be advised on Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council websites during the disruption. 

Every effort will be made to complete the works in the shortest possible time to minimise the inconvenience to water consumers. 

Static tankers are being provided at the following locations for areas most at risk:   
Boroimhe (Boroimhe Ash), Ridgewood (roundabout near the shops) Turnapin ( entrance to Turnapin Cottages) Killeek Lane ( beside Graveyard), Cooks Road (beside radar station).

Water consumers in the areas listed below will experience reduced water pressure or total water loss at times while this essential work is carried out: Ridgewood (Swords)  Boroimhe (Swords)  Cloghran, Turnapin (Santry), Killeek, St Margarets.

Areas adjoining the above may also experience some disruption:
  • Baldoyle 
  • Clonshaugh,
  • Sutton Baskin (Kinsealy)
  • Balgriffin,
  • Howth 
  • Santry 
  • Clare Hall 
  • Darndale 
  • Donaghmede 
  • Artane 
  • Coolock 
  • Kilmore Coolock Kilmore 
  • Kilbarrack 
  • Riverside Estate 
  • Barrycourt Road 
  • Adare Estate 
  • Millbrook 
  • Lorcan 
  • Belmayne 
  • Clongriffen 

The work involves replacing the connections where three major water pipelines interconnect – a 36 inch diameter pipe, a 30 inch diameter pipe and a 24 inch diameter pipe.  This is necessary for two reasons (1) this connection point is leaking seriously and (2) the work will facilitate pipe refurbishment that is scheduled to take place next year, and make that work less disruptive.

The work will take place at the following 3 locations
1) Junction of Forrest Rd and Cooks Rd, (rear Dublin airport, Swords)
2) Adjacent to Naul Rd/R132 Junction close to Cloghran Roundabout, Swords.
3) Off road, adjacent to Naul Rd/Forrest Rd.

In order to minimise the disruption to the public Fingal County Council is also carrying out two other major pieces of work at the same time, each of which would have caused major disruption to carry out.  We are installing a water meter on the 24 inch pipe, and we are installing a new connection to the 24 inch pipe.  The latter work will also make the pipe refurbishment work planned for next year less disruptive.

These pipelines normally supply water to over 40,000 houses, however most of this area will be back-fed from another source, i.e. water will be diverted to the affected area from elsewhere in the network, so the number of houses that will be directly affected will be closer to 4,000.

 For further information log on to: www.fingalcoco.ie or follow www.twitter.com/fingalcoco www.dublincity.ie or follow www.twitter.com/dublincity For advice on water conservation see www.taptips.ie In the case of emergencies during this disruption please contact: Fingal County Council - 01 8731415

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