A wave of benefits from Loughshinny works

10 August 2022

Gone are the days of inadequately treated wastewater from the coastal village of Loughshinny being discharged into the Irish Sea. 

New wastewater infrastructure for the north Dublin village is not only protecting bathing water quality but it will facilitate future growth of the area. 

As part of a €4.5m investment, Irish Water, working with Fingal County Council, has completed upgrade works and put a stop to the flow of wastewater to an overloaded septic tank which allowed the discharge to seep into the sea. 

Instead, we decommissioned the old septic tank, constructed a new underground pumping station and 2.5km of new pipeline and transferred wastewater away from Loughshinny. 

Irish Water’s Regional Lead Olive Marshall is proud of the completed work which complies with the EPA’s wastewater discharge authorisation for Balbriggan/Skerries. 

Not only have we safeguarded the environment with this project, but we have provided wastewater services to meet the needs of both domestic and commercial customers in Loughshinny for years to come.” 

We thank all the local residents and businesses for their co-operation and patience while the works were ongoing." 

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.