Irish Water works to begin in Greystones from today


Irish Water has announced it will begin carrying out works in Greystones from today, with disruption likely.

The national water utility company said the works are essential to reduce water leakage in the area as they replace old pipes and mains.

The works, which are being carried out by Burke Construction on behalf of Irish Water, are expected to last until the end of April.

The next upgrade project planned for the town will take place in Windgates and involves the replacement of 500 meters of aged cast iron water mains with new modern pipes.

The works will take place along the R761 and will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply.

Speaking about the project Joe Carrol, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water said: “The size and scale of the leakage challenge nationally is well documented. Replacing these old and damaged pipes in Greystones which have a history of bursting, along with the works already undertaken, will not only reduce the amount of drinking water lost to leakage, it will also improve water quality for the local community.

“We understand that road works can be inconvenient, but our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local community as we continue to improve the water supply in Greystones and progress the national Leakage Reduction Programme across Wicklow.”

To minimise the impact on customers, areas of work will be limited to short sections and some traffic management will be necessary, however, local and emergency access will be maintained. 

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