Irish Water: Works Tomorrow Postponed

UPDATE – WORKS POSTPONEMENT: Works scheduled to take place at Vartry water treatment plant tomorrow have been postponed

(20 April 2021) Irish Water wishes to advise customers that works scheduled to take place at Vartry Water Treatment Plant tomorrow, Wednesday 21 April have been postponed. The works involving the installation of pipework that will facilitate the connection of the new Vartry Treatment Plant to the existing water distribution network will be rescheduled.

Irish Water in collaboration with Wicklow County Council and the Dublin Local Authorities will work to facilitate these works with minimal impact on customers and a further update will be provided in advance of the works commencing in the coming weeks.

Speaking about the postponement of the works, John O’Donoghue, Regional Operations Manager, Irish Water said, “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the postponement of these works. The delivery of this work is an essential part of Irish Water’s upgrade of the 150 year old Vartry Water Supply scheme and will be rescheduled to be carried out in the coming weeks. The new Vartry treatment plant is scheduled to be completed later this year and will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area ensuring a safer more sustainable water supply into the future.”

Irish Water started construction work on a new Vartry water treatment plant in September 2018. The construction of the new water treatment plant is part of an investment of over €150 million in the upgrade of the Vartry Water Supply Scheme to ensure a safe and sustainable water supply for the North Wicklow and South Dublin areas. Works are at an advanced stage and are currently on track for completion later this year.

Irish Water is working at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to

safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical

drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE

COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

Irish Water regrets any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates visit https://www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/

Thanks to Cllr Carrie Smyth for the info.

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