20 February 2019 Go back to News
Project progressing to upgrade the water supply network in Donabate
Project will safeguard water supply to homes and businesses
Irish Water is progressing with a project to upgrade and extend the water supply network in Donabate. This project will safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Donabate and will provide for future population growth and economic development in the area.
What is involved in this project?
There are 2 elements to this project; one element involves the extension of the water network to the area by installing a new 2.2km trunk main along the western end of Hearse Road. We have published a Compulsory Purchase Order to acquire the land required for this aspect of the project. We have published a notice confirming the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the necessary lands and wayleaves required to carry out this project. The CPO relates to permanent wayleaves and temporary construction rights for the project. The CPO will enable us to construct, lay, keep, operate, maintain, renew, repair and inspect the proposed infrastructure required. We are working in consultation with Fingal County Council to ensure that any works undertaken are done so in a manner so as to minimise traffic disruption. A traffic management plan will be prepared in consultation with Fingal County Council in advance of works taking place.
We are working in partnership with Fingal County Council to deliver the second element of this project which involves the simultaneous delivery of 3.8km of new trunk water main with the construction of the new Donabate Link Road prior to its opening.
Works expected to finish in late 2019
The two strands of the project are due for completion in late 2019. Commenting on the project, Paul Hickey, Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water said “This significant project will ensure that the water supply network in Donabate will have the capacity to provide for future population growth and economic development in the area. Developing our water infrastructure to ensure the capacity to meet the current and future needs of the area and support future development is a key priority for Irish Water. Irish Water will continue to update the communities in the area on the progress of this essential water infrastructure investment.”
Capital investment in the region of €700 million per year is needed for a sustained period of several decades to address the poor condition of Ireland’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan up to 2021. 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 while achieving efficiencies of €1.6bn. To find out more about our Business Plan visit our Irish Water Business Plan page.