Works may impact water supply in North Clondalkin and Lucan
ESSENTIAL upgrade works scheduled to take place this Tuesday, March 8, may result in low pressure or water outages across the North Clondalkin and Lucan area.
According to Irish Water, ‘essential valve installation works’ are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 8, from 4am until 8pm.
While works are underway, customers in North Clondalkin, Neilstown, Liffey Valley, Lucan Village, East Lucan and surrounding areas may experience “temporary, intermittent low pressure and/or water outages”.
Irish Water said it is working in partnership with South Dublin County Council to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Clondalkin, Lucan and surrounding areas.
To reduce the impact on customers, crews will reconfigure the network in order to maintain the water supply to as many areas as possible, Irish Water said in a statement released.
However, customers located on higher ground and extremities of the network will experience low pressure and outages until these works are completed.
Typically, according to Irish Water, it takes two to three hours following restoration time for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas.
Speaking about the works, Tselo Tlou, Irish Water said: “Irish Water understands that this type of work can be inconvenient and, working in partnership with South Dublin County Council, we will make every effort to minimise the disruption that these necessary works may cause.
“Customers may experience some temporary discolouration of water following the works and occasionally issues such as internal airlocks may arise.”
For advice on clearing discoloration and airlocks, visit the Irish Water website HERE.
The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.