20 January 2017 - Wicklow Go back to News
Site investigation work to commence on the Old Connaught Woodbrook Water Supply Scheme
Irish Water will commence site investigation work on Monday, 23 January 2017 on the Old Connaught Woodbrook Water Supply Scheme. This project includes the construction of new reservoirs in the Ballyman area and the installation of approximately 11km of new trunk supply water mains. Once complete, the project will improve network resilience and flexibility in servicing the designated supply area that includes parts of South Co. Dublin (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council) and parts of North Wicklow (Wicklow County Council) including Old Connaught, Fassaroe, Woodbrook and Rathmichael.
The site investigation works will take place in the following areas:
- Thornhill Road, Co. Dublin
- Old Connaught, Co. Dublin
- Ballyman Road, Co. Dublin
- Ferndale Road, Rathmichael, Co. Dublin
The first phase of the project involves site investigation work which will enable Irish Water to complete the detailed design requirements for the scheme. Site investigation works are expected to take eight weeks to complete. During the site investigation works, traffic management measures will be in place and local access will be maintained at all times. Every effort will be taken to minimise disruption to residents and road users. It is not expected that the site investigation works will involve interruption to water supply.
Commenting on the Old Connaught Woodbrook Water Supply Scheme Project, Padraig Hanly, Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead for Irish Water, said “The construction of new reservoirs at Ballyman and the installation of new trunk water mains for the Old Connaught Woodbrook Water Supply Scheme will provide a more secure and resilient supply of water to the areas affected in North Wicklow and South Dublin This site investigation work will ensure Irish Water can progress with the detailed design stage of this project and is part of our ongoing investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure”.