18 December 2018 Go back to News
Significant investment to improve the water supply for 65,000 residents and business owners in Howth, Malahide and Balbriggan
Irish Water is working in partnership with Fingal County Council to deliver water supply improvement projects in Howth, Malahide and Balbriggan. Irish Water is investing €21.7 million to improve the water supply to homes and businesses in these 3 communities.
Meeting future demands for housing and businesses
Due to the age, size and condition of the current water infrastructure, customers in some areas experience interruptions to their water supply.
Once completed this project will improve the security of supply, ensure that there are less unplanned water interruptions and meet future demands for housing and business.
Works are scheduled to commence in February 2019
The works are scheduled to commence in February 2019 and will be completed by the end of 2020. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by John Craddock Limited/TES (NI) Joint Venture.
Works will include upgrades to pumping stations as well as the construction of 15km of new trunk water mains. Serving Howth a new 6km water main will be constructed between the North Fringe Water Main connection point at Bayside and Howth’s Reservoir at Dungriffen to increase capacity.
Serving Malahide a new 3 km water main will be constructed between Swords and the Malahide Reservoir at Seamount to achieve adequate capacity to meet Malahide water supply requirements.
Serving Balbriggan a new 6 km water main will be constructed from Jordanstown Reservoir to Kilsough Reservoir.
A reliable and secure supply for these Dublin communities
Speaking about the project that spans 3 large north Dublin communities, William McKnight, Irish Water, said,
“I am pleased to confirm that a contract has been awarded to commence work on this vital project to provide a more secure water supply for 65,000 people in North Dublin. This significant investment of almost €22 million by Irish Water provides capacity for economic and social development in the area and forms part of Irish Water’s investment to improve the water and wastewater infrastructure in Fingal. Upgrading the water infrastructure will ensure that customers in Howth, Malahide and Balbriggan will have a more reliable and secure supply which will result in fewer disruptions to their water supply”.
Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues
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 infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in our 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.
For further information regarding this or our other projects, please visit our Projects and Plans page.