Ongoing water outages till May

by Rose Barrett

Update regards Ongoing Water Outages Portrane & Donabate, writes Rose Barrett.

Cllr Adrian Henchy recently raised the ongoing water outages in Donabate and Portrane at a local area meeting.

“The outages are connected to infrastructural improvements taking place on the peninsula,” said Cllr Henchy (FF). “The latest update from Uisce Eireann/Irish Water states that the company in partnership with Fingal County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Portrane to improve security of supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.”

Works commenced end of February last and are expected to continue until May next.

The works involve the replacement of 2.5km of problematic water mains with high

density polyethylene (plastic) pipes and part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The section of works will take place on the Burrow Rd, Portrane. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.

The benefits of the leakage reduction works on completion will result in a reliable water supply, thereby reducing the instances of bursts and water outages to local businesses and households, while eliminating existing leaks and reducing the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management in the form of a ‘stop & go’ system will be in place – check FCC’s website and social media pages for advance notice of traffic disruption.

Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified directly and customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project. Uisce Éireann regrets any inconvenience these necessary water network improvements may cause.

PHOTO – Cllr Adrian Henchy Facebook Page

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