Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) advises North Dublin residents of significant supply disruption on Sunday, 26 February next with water tankers to be provided.
Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Fingal Count Council, is progressing a crucial project to upgrade and secure the water supply for over 350,000 customers across North County Dublin. The €28m investment involves the construction of a major new pipeline between Ballycoolin Reservoir and Swords, ensuring a more secure and reliable water supply to homes, businesses, hospitals and farms for generations to come.
The additional infrastructure will also enable social and economic development across the region. Cllr Butler noted the existing water supply network depends on a single large diameter, concrete water pipeline that was built in the 1960’s, connecting Ballycoolin Reservoir to Swords.
In order to safely facilitate the new connection, it will be necessary for the water supply to be switched off in the early morning of Sunday next from 1am until approximately 11am. It could take up to 10 hours for normal supply to return to all customers as water refills 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.
To support customers during the outage, Uisce Éireann and FCC will provide an alternative water supply at the following locations: Tesco Shopping Centre in Rush; Rathmore Park Car Park, 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.
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