4 July 2019 Go back to News
Works to safeguard the water supply in Howth have commenced
Works will secure supply for over 20,000 residents and businesses in Howth
Irish Water in partnership with Fingal County Council today marked the commencement of water supply improvement works in Howth. This significant project will safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Howth and surrounding areas. Included in the programme of works is the construction of a new 6km water main from Bayside to the existing Howth Reservoir (Drumgriffen). The works also include the upgrade of Corr Bridge pumping station, a new pumping station at Howth Reservoir and an additional disinfection facility at the reservoir. The works are scheduled to be completed in late 2020. Once completed this project will provide a safer more secure water supply for the community. Download the project information sheet.
Being delivered alongside similar projects in Malahide and Balbriggan
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.
We have planned the works in short sections in order to limit disruption. Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works so as to minimise any traffic disruption and emergency access will be maintained at all times. The works will be carried out on our behalf by John Craddock Limited.
William McKnight, Irish Water
“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.”
List of areas where works will take place
Works will take place in the following locations; 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 directly in advance of any works. For further information regarding this project please visit our Howth Project Page.