24 February 2017 Go back to News
Planning permission submitted to upgrade the Loughsallagh Pumping Station
Project will support current and future development in the Dunboyne-Clonee area
Irish Water has submitted a planning application to Meath County Council to upgrade the Loughsallagh Pumping Station. The upgrade will increase and secure the water supply, benefiting customers and supporting current and future development in the Dunboyne-Clonee area.
Subject to planning permission being granted, the project will involve the construction of a new pumping station in Clonee on the site of the existing pumping station with access to the nearby R147. Improvement works to the water supply network in the area will also be carried out. If planning permission is granted works are expected to commence in autumn 2017.
This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where over €530 million was invested in upgrading water services in 2016 to improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s recently published Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5bn investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.