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No hot water in Hafnarfjörður on the 19th-21st of August

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Suðuræð is the transport artery of a district heating system that transports water from Reynisvatnsheiði to a large part of the capital area. Veitur (utilities) are now working on doubling this important transmission route and at the end of August part of it will be taken into use. There will be no hot water for a day and a half in all of Hafnarfjörður, from Monday evening, the 19th of August, until noon on Wednesday the 21st of August.

Veitur are increasing their water transport capacity to ensure all residents the necessary infrastructure and quality of life for the future

The capital area is growing rapidly and the population is increasing. Such growth is accompanied by increased use of hot water. Suðuræð is the transport artery of a district heating utility that transports water from Reynisvatnsheiði to a large part of the capital area. Veitur are now working on doubling this important transmission route and at the end of August part of it will be taken into use.

The project is the first part of the construction of Suðuræð 2

There will be no hot water for a day and a half in all of Hafnarfjörður, Kópavogur, Álftanes, Garðabær, Norðlingaholt and Breiðholt from Monday evening, August the 19th until noon on Wednesday the 21st of August. The closure is planned so that it occurs at a time when the least amount of hot water is being used. This is a major project where work is being done to connect the main pipeline of hot water, to increase operational security and transmission capacity for residents in the coming decades. In parallel with the connection of the main pipeline, important maintenance will be carried out and new pipes will be connected in four additional places to limit the times when the delivery of water to residents has to be stopped.

Things to keep in mind

  • It is important to have the tap turned off to prevent damage when the water comes back on
  • It is a good idea to keep the windows closed during that time to keep the heat in
  • When water is let back into an extensive piping system after shutting down, it is normal for leaks to occur. In such cases, it is important to report it so that action can be taken as soon as possible
  • It may take some time for the water to regain full pressure
  • Homeowners are encouraged to pay attention to their indoor systems
  • Indoor systems and snow melting systems are many and varied. It is best to contact your plumber or system dealer for instructions

Information page on the situation

On Veitur´s website, you can get the latest information on the project. It will be updated regularly in Icelandic and English during the time of the closure. All suggestions on how Veitur can improve how they inform residents, companies and other stakeholders are welcome and you can always contact them at www.veitur.is.

Veitur Utilities’ information page for the project

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