Grand Canal in Suir Road without water after sewer collapse

by Padraig Conlon

A section of the Grand Canal is still without water following the partial collapse of a sewer.

Up to 750 metres of the canal at Suir Road in Inchicore has been completely dry since Sunday evening after an Irish Water storm drain collapsed underneath the canal.

A temporary dam is set to be installed today.

Over 1,000 fish which were recovered from the canal have been relocated.

All boating and fishing has been suspended along the affected area

A spokesperson for Waterways Ireland said: “Waterways Ireland staff came on site and immediately contacted Inland Fisheries Ireland who began a salvage exercise which took place on Sunday and continued Monday.

“The fish collected have been relocated to another section of the canal undisturbed by the breach.

“The issue has been identified as the collapse of an Irish Water storm drain underneath the canal.

“Waterways Ireland were in contact with Irish Water and Dublin City Council in relation to making urgent repairs.”

An Irish Water spokesperson reassured local residents that “no sewerage was released into the surrounding environment and there is no impact on water services to homes and businesses locally.”

“The water from the canal drained into the sewer, not the other way around.”

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