Works currently underway at Ballyboden Water Treatment Plant

19 January 2022

Irish Water is currently undertaking ground works at Ballyboden Water Treatment Plant to protect the health and safety of local residents due to a risk of dangerous trees and branches falling into residents’ properties.

Prior to the commencement of these works, Irish Water consulted with an arborist who accessed that at least three of the trees at this location needed to be removed as they were at risk of falling into residents’ gardens resulting in a risk to property and injury to residents.

The area itself is heavily overgrown and includes rubble and debris. The vegetation first has to be cleared, to allow access for the safe removal of these trees.

Once cleared, the remaining trees will be assessed and all healthy trees that do not pose a risk to residents will remain in place.

It is planned that the area will be enhanced as a wildflower/biodiversity zone, in line with Irish Water’s Biodiversity Action Plan, which is a national programme of measures to protect and enhance biodiversity across all Irish Water sites. For further information, please visit the Biodiversity Action Plan section of our website.

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For supply updates, please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

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.