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  • Northside East

Water project meeting to be held in Swords 

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 7:59am
Water project meeting to be  held in Swords 


Water project meeting to be  held in Swords 


IRISH Water will host a public information evening this week to discuss a local project.  

The company will hold the meeting on Thursday, December 14 in at the Carnegie Court Hotel from 4pm to 8pm to discuss the Swords water main replacement project. 

Irish Water recently signed a contract with GMC Utilities Group to replace 5km of ageing water mains in Swords and work is due to commence in January 2018.

The 30” concrete water main was laid in 1970 and will be replaced between Cooks Road and Forest Road south of Swords, along Forest Road to the junction with the Dublin Road/Main Street Swords, then along Main Street and North Street and onwards to Lissenhall, ending near the Swords north M1 motorway junction. 

Irish Water is investing approximately €9 million in this project. Work is expected to commence in early 2018.

Once replaced, the new water main will greatly improve the reliability of the water supply for homes and businesses in Swords and also to customers in Malahide and Portmarnock served by the Malahide Reservoir. 

Throughout the project, residents and businesses will be advised of all works in advance and will be given 48 hours’ notice of any planned water shut offs. Every effort will be made by the project team to avoid unplanned bursts to the water supply during the construction of the project. 

Traffic management will be in place while the work is taking place and every effort will be made to minimise disruptions to road users, residents and businesses.

Speaking about the project, Paul Hickey, Irish Water Regional Lead, said: “We are inviting the public to come along to our drop-in information evening in the Carnegie Court Hotel on Thursday, December 14 from 4pm-8pm. 

“We want to ensure that the community who live, work and visit Swords and those that will benefit from the project in Malahide and Portmarnock are kept up to date on the replacement of 5kms of water main in Swords. 

“This project will ensure that customers in Swords and in parts of Malahide and Portmarnock will have a more reliable and secure water supply. 

“The project team will be on hand at the information evening to answer any questions members of the community have on the project.”


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