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Major wastewater upgrade project in Balbriggan passes the halfway mark

16 January 2024

It’s passed the halfway mark, the majority of civil works are complete and the major upgrade to Quay Street Pumping Station is on course to cross the finish line in the coming months. 

This project is part of Uisce Éireann's commitment to the national drive to provide homes to people who need them by developing and prioritising the delivery of key water and wastewater infrastructure. The project is part of a plan to improve the wastewater infrastructure in the wider Balbriggan and Stamullen area. 

The works which are progressing on schedule include essential upgrades to the existing pump station and storm tanks, located underneath Quay Street Car Park, as well as upgrades to the ventilation and odour control facilities. The works are being delivered on behalf of Uisce Éireann by GMC Utilities Ltd. 

Uisce Éireann’s Padraig Hanly is proud of the progress made on the project and is looking forward to the final stretch. He thanked the people of Balbriggan for their support as work continues over the coming months to deliver the vital infrastructure.

We are looking forward to completing this essential wastewater project for the Balbriggan and Stamullen areas. When completed, the upgraded pump station and wastewater network will support future growth and development as well as supporting the enhancement of the local environment."

Padraig continued: “We are also progressing a Drainage Area Plan (DAP) for Balbriggan which will allow us to understand what impact the network is having on receiving waters, to prioritise investment to where it is most needed, and to design the necessary upgrades.

In order to safely facilitate the final phase of works, Quay Street car park, south of the canal, will remain closed. Alternative car parking will continue to be available by Fingal County Council at Bath Road and Bremore Castle. To ensure the safety of crews and the public, temporary traffic management will remain in place on Quay Street between the car park and control building.

Uisce Éireann understands that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will continue to make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause. 

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.