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Navan News: €41m investment to safeguard water supply

29 April 2024

Within days, Uisce Éireann will begin work on a vitally important project for the people of Navan. 

The €41m Duleek to Navan water trunk main project will safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in the community. 

The project is one of a number of strategically important projects underway to increase the security and resilience of drinking water supply across County Meath. 

This new 16km regional trunk water main and pumping station will create a strategic link between the Staleen Water Treatment Plant Network, at a point just south of Duleek, and the Proudstown and Carn Hill Reservoirs which provide treated water storage for Navan. This new water main will not only maintain a water supply to Navan if there is any planned or unplanned disruption at Navan’s Liscarton Water Treatment Plant, but it will also support social and economic growth. 

Uisce Éireann’s Programme Manager William McKnight said he can’t overstate the importance of this project for the local community. 

We’re looking forward to beginning construction of this critical project for the people of Navan. When complete, this new infrastructure will ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply, while the increased capacity will support future growth and development of the town which has seen unprecedented growth in recent years.”

Coffey Construction Ltd will deliver the project on behalf of Uisce Éireann with a completion date in late 2025. 

To allow for the safe delivery of the works, road closures will be necessary. Meath County Council has granted a road closure on the L1610 between Bolies Little and N2 at Balrath from 1 May to August 21, 2024. Hours of work will be 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday.  Local signposted diversions will be in place and local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. 

Two other phased road closure applications will be submitted shortly for the R153 between Kentstown and Navan and the R153 between Kentstown and N2. 

In order to keep the community up to date on the works, Uisce Éireann’s local project management team, led by Pat Wickham, has held briefings for the local community and elected representatives. 

Meanwhile, a dedicated Community Liaison Officer (CLO) will be working on the ground, and we will continue to engage with the local community to keep locals up to date on traffic management systems. 

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit our website.

For more information about this project, please visit our Dedicated Project page.