Contract signed to build major new reservoir in Enfield

06 January 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, is delighted to announce that it has signed the construction contract to build a new, treated water storage reservoir for Enfield. This important project will help provide a safer, more reliable water supply for homes and businesses in the area.

When completed, the new, covered reservoir will have the capacity to store 300,000 litres of treated drinking water supplied from Enfield Water Treatment Plant, delivering up to an additional 8 hours of water supply in the event of an interruption at the treatment plant. This will provide increased resilience on the network and significantly reduce the impact of unplanned outages on customers.

Irish Water is investing €1.5m in this exciting new project which will involve the construction of a new 300,000 litre covered, treated water storage reservoir at Enfield Water Treatment Plant, a new pumping station to pump treated water into the supply and the construction of associated pipelines on site to connect to the new reservoir.

Commenting on the project, Ivan Corcoran, Asset Delivery Regional Lead with Irish Water said: “We are looking forward to delivering this much needed water storage reservoir for the people of Enfield. The new reservoir will store 300,000 litres of treated drinking water supplied from Enfield Water Treatment Plant and provide a more secure water supply for homes and businesses in the event of planned or unplanned disruptions at the treatment plant.

Paul Kelly, Senior Executive Engineer, Meath County Council Water Services, added: “This is an important project for Enfield. The investment in local water infrastructure will see the construction of a new treated water storage reservoir benefitting homes and businesses across Enfield by creating a safer, more reliable water supply. Irish Water and Meath County Council are continuing to work to minimise any further disruptions impacting customers.

Construction works will begin in Q1 2022 and are expected to be completed in Q3 2022. The contract has been awarded to Coffey Water Ltd who will deliver this project on behalf of Irish Water. A further update will be provided as the project progresses.

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 growth in our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

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