Major project progressing to upgrade the water supply in Batterstown

28 November 2022

Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Meath County Council to deliver a significant upgrade to the water supply for customers in Batterstown. The delivery of this water project will help to provide a safer and more secure water supply to the local community.

The project, which is being prioritised by Uisce Éireann and is scheduled to begin in the coming days, involves the construction of over 1.6km of new water mains and ancillary works linking Batterstown to Dunshaughlin Water Treatment Plant, replacing the local water supply and providing customers with a safer and more secure water supply. Following a commissioning phase to ensure optimal standards have been achieved as a result of the works, Uisce Éireann and Meath County Council will then consult with the HSE with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice that is currently in place for customers.

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, a road closure will be in place along the L22091 with traffic management also in place along the R154 and L2209. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. To minimise the impact on customers, areas of work will be limited to short sections. Uisce Éireann and Meath County Council understand that this type of work may be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause.

Commenting on the project, Matt Thomson, Uisce Éireann said, “These works are part of a significant investment by Uisce Éireann to safeguard the water supply across Meath. The works will help to provide a safer and more secure water supply for the community of Batterstown while also supporting future residential and commercial development. We will continue to engage with local stakeholders as we deliver this vital project.”

“Following the successful completion of this project, Uisce Éireann and Meath County Council will then consult with the HSE with a view to lifting the Boil Water notice that is currently in place for customers. We acknowledge the inconvenience that customers on this supply are experiencing and would like to reassure them that we will work as quickly and as efficiently as possible to complete the works and provide them with a safe and secure water supply for generations to come.”

The works will also involve laying new service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where existing service connections on the public side were lead, these were also replaced as part of the upgrade works.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by GMC Utilities Ltd. and are expected to be completed at the end of February 2023.

Uisce Éireann would like to thank the local community in Batterstown in advance for their patience and cooperation while we complete these essential upgrade works.

The works are being delivered as part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme which will deliver significant benefits to the local community including a more secure water supply and considerable water savings. The programme adopts a strategic and targeted approach to improving the water network across Ireland, through the delivery of a number of leakage reduction work streams, prioritising investment where it is needed most, and providing proactive solutions to local water supply issues.

Uisce Éireann 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.