Irish network of flushing water pipes through Dundalk

Irish Water will be flushing essential water lines over the next few weeks to protect the water supply to homes and businesses in Dundalk.

it works, in partnership with Louth County Council, is scheduled to take place between mid-June and until Wednesday July 13 in Blackrock, Haggardstown and surrounding areas.

During the water system maintenance program, customers in a number of areas may experience temporary water interruptions including low water pressure and/or water discoloration for short periods during the works.

Work will be carried out in phases, with Phase 1 scheduled for Thursday 16th to Friday 24th June, impacting customers on Dublin Road (Xerox to Felda), Old Golf Links Road, Rock Road, Sandy Lane, Main Street, The Crescent, Sandymount , The Square, Birches Lane, Blackrock Road and Bothar Maol.

Phase 2 is scheduled for Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June, impacting customers on Dublin Road (from Felda to Chapel Road) and Chapel Road. Phase 3 is scheduled for Wednesday June 29 to Friday July 1, impacting customers on Dublin Road (Chapel Road to Greengates) and Marlbog Road, while Phase 4 is scheduled for Monday July 4 to Wednesday July 6 on Seafield Road.

Phase 5 will be scheduled from Thursday July 7 to Tuesday July 12 on Clermont Road, Cocklehill, Coast Road and Main Street while Phase 6 of the work is scheduled for Wednesday July 13 on Dublin Road (Greengates to Commons Road).

Crews will make every effort to minimize disruption to affected customers and will endeavor to complete this work as quickly and safely as possible.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages of more than four hours.

Speaking of the works, Michael Cunniffe, Regional Asset Operations Manager at Irish Water, said: “Irish Water understands that essential maintenance work can be inconvenient and, working in partnership with our colleagues at Louth County Council, we will do everything we can to minimize the disruption that these necessary works may cause.

Michael added: “Clients may experience temporary water discoloration after work and sometimes issues such as internal airlocks may occur. For advice on removing fading and airlocks, visit

In the event of unforeseen changes to the maintenance work schedule, Irish Water and Louth County Council will advise immediately.

The Irish Water helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also reach out to us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website. Irish Water and Louth County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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