Sewer upgrades to support development in Dublin communities

20 May 2022

An upgrade of the sewer network across three of Dublin’s local authorities has opened the areas in the capital for residential and commercial growth.

Kinsealy, Kilmore and Goatstown have all benefitted from major wastewater projects allowing for increased sewer capacity for additional development.

In the Kinsealy area, Irish Water, working with Fingal County Council, constructed a new pumping station, installed 2.4km of rising sewer main and 400m of gravity sewer main along Chapel Road and Drumnigh Road. An old pumping station at Kinsealy Lane was also decommissioned.

Working with Dublin City Council, Irish Water constructed 655 metres of new gravity sewers along Oscar Traynor Road in Kilmore.

On the Goatstown Road, Irish Water and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, constructed 1km of new gravity sewers.

All three projects will support social and economic development. Additionally, the Kilmore and Goatstown projects will result in the reduced risk of sewer flooding in the areas also.

Speaking about the benefits to local businesses and residents, Padraig Hanly, Regional Delivery Lead with Irish Water, said: “Irish Water is committed to playing its part in the national drive to provide homes and to ensure the utility can deliver water infrastructure where and when its needed.

These are key infrastructure projects for the future development of the areas. They will have major benefits in terms of protecting the environment and the health of local communities, facilitating economic development and providing for a growing population.

His colleague Lisa Cogan, Regional Delivery Lead, thanked the communities in the three locations for their patience while the essential works were carried out.

Residents, businesses and commuters should be applauded for their co-operation during these essential works. The upgraded sewer networks in each of these communities will now support business and social development.

Irish Water 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.