31 May 2019 Go back to News
Works to commence in June to safeguard the water supply in Howth
Works will safeguard the water supply for over 20,000 residents
Irish Water working in partnership with Fingal County Council is constructing a new 6km water main from the Bayside to the existing Howth Reservoir (Drumgriffen) which will safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Howth. These works are scheduled to commence on June 20, 2019 and will include the upgrade of Corr Bridge pumping station, a new pumping station at Howth Reservoir and an additional disinfection facility at the reservoir.
Scheduled to be completed in late 2020
The works are scheduled to be completed in late 2020. Once completed this project will provide a safer more secure water supply for homes and businesses in Howth. This project is being delivered alongside similar projects in Malahide and Balbriggan, representing an investment of almost €22 million to safeguard the water supply in these communities.
Traffic management will be in place
We have planned the works in short sections in order to limit disruption. Traffic management will be in place over the course of the works so as to minimise traffic disruption. Emergency access will be maintained at all times. The works will be carried out on our behalf by John Craddock Limited.
“The construction of a new 6km water main in Howth is vital to ensure a safer and a more secure water supply to homes and businesses in the area and will also support the economic and social development of the area. The works in Howth form part of a significant investment of almost €22 million by Irish Water to safeguard the water supply 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. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and we will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause.”
The following locations will be impacted by the works; Howth Road; Moyclare Road; Burrows Road; Claremount Road; Balkill Road; Baldoyle Road; Station Road; Seagrange Park; Lauder Lane and Tramway Walking Trail. Residents in these areas will be notified in advance of any works.
For further information regarding this project please visit the Howth Project Page.