Balbriggan Water Supply Scheme
Works are progressing to upgrade 5.7km of water mains to increase security water supply for local residents and businesses in Balbriggan
The Balbriggan Water Supply Scheme (WSS) serves a population of 24,200 via the Kilsough. Reservoir. The existing water main between Jordanstown and Kilsough Reservoir is operating beyond its capacity resulting in interruptions to supply and is inadequate to meet potential growth in the Water Supply Zone. Works are ongoing to upgrade the capacity of the water main system to meet current and future water supply demands in Balbriggan.
News and updates
|Location||Proposed Dates||Duration||Planned Works|
|Kilsough||25 May – 29 May||5 days||Trial holing, pipe laying & reinstatement|
|R132||25 May – 29 May||5 days||Manhole works|
Advanced traffic management warning signage will be in place. These works are being carried out in phases to reduce impact to businesses and residents. Local access will be maintained at all times. Working areas will be kept to a minimum to minimise traffic congestion.
Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.
What is involved?
- These works involve the upgrade of 5.7 km of water mains.
- Works are ongoing on the R132 towards Balbriggan and are scheduled to complete by 2021.
- Stop/go traffic management will remain in place until works are complete. These works are being undertaken alongside works in Howth and Malahide worth an overall invest of €21.7 million investment in Water Supply Schemes across Fingal
- Support economic and social development the area
- Reducing leakage
- Improve security of supply