Irish Water advises of essential works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Howth


9 November 2021 - Irish Water, working in partnership with Fingal County Council, is commissioning the new water supply infrastructure in Howth to safeguard the drinking water supply for homes and businesses. Six kilometres of watermain have been constructed including at three railway crossings. In addition a new pumping station and chlorination building has been constructed at Dungriffen Reservoir.   

Commissioning of the works in Howth are scheduled to take place from Wednesday 10 November and will continue until Friday 12 November. While works are underway, some customers in the Howth may experience some disruption to their water supply. 

Irish Water and Fingal County Council regret any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience while we complete these essential works. Our work crews will make every effort to minimise the impact on customers.  

William McKnight, Irish Water said, “Irish Water would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their patience and cooperation while we carry out these essential commissioning works to safeguard the water supply for the people of Howth. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and we will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these essential works may cause." 

Irish Water continues to work 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. 

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on freephone 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/

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Original SMS Content: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS HOWTH, 10-12th Nov 2021. Areas affected: Howth - please see www.fingal.ie "Fingal Alerts" bottom of Home Page.

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Fingal County Council launche dthis Fingal Alerts service during 2014. This means that if you live or work in Fingal then you can receive alerts directly from the Council as soon as they are issued through the service by SMS Text Message, Email, Smartphone App and social media. It is free to register for an account and Fingal County Council also deliver the text messages so there is no charge to receive text message alerts. Fingal County Council currently provides alerts for the following service categories:
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