Howth Water Supply Scheme
Irish Water is progressing works to upgrade the water mains in Howth to secure the water supply for local businesses and residents into the future.
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.
News and Updates
Details of upcoming works in Howth:
Duration of works
|Dungriffen Reservoir||11 Jan – 19 Feb 2021||30 days||Pipework and connections||None required|
|Thormanby road, Carrickbrack||11 – 14 Jan 2021||3 days||Excavation and pipe inspection||Stop and Go|
|Warrenhouse Road (R809) - Rail Crossing||Monday 18 January 2021 - Friday 05 February 2021||15 days (3 weeks)||Construction of water main beneath rail crossing||Road Closure – southbound lane – see below|
|Railway Avenue||Monday 18 January 2021 - Friday 05 February 2021||15 days (3 weeks)||Construction of water main beneath rail crossing||Shuttle system Stop and Go|
Details of on-going and upcoming works:
A new 355OD HDPE water main is being constructed along R809 Warrenhouse Road in Baldoyle with 70m of this pipeline has already been installed/ Works are due to commence on the section of new pipeline beneath the railway crossing on 18 January 2021.
This phase of works is complex and in order to complete the works safely, the southbound lane of the R809 Warrenhouse Road is required to be closed for 3 weeks. Please see below traffic management plans. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
- Advanced traffic management warning signage and VMS will be in place.
- Signage to advise on access routes will also be in place.
- Local and emergency access will always be maintained.
- All impacted stakeholders have been communicated with on these works.
- Irish Water will provide weekly updates to stakeholders and elected representatives as the project progresses.
- The project team will provide weekly updates as this essential project progresses.
- John Craddock Ltd. has a full time Community Liaison Officer on the contract who is available to address any queries or concerns related to these works. Contact details: 086 817 0421.
Warrenhouse Road (R809), Baldoyle – Traffic Management and Southbound Lane Closure
Warrenhouse Road (R809), Baldoyle – Southbound Diversion Route
Warrenhouse Road (R809), Baldoyle – Railway Avenue Shuttle System
Works are progressing well, with the following completed to date:
- 5.8km of pipeline has now been installed on the project.
- All pipelines installed in Deerpark, Seagrange Park, Carrickbrack, Dungriffen Pathway and Grace O’Malley Park.
- Dungriffen Pump Station works are progressing well.
What is involved?
- Construction of 6.1 km water mains, from Baldoyle to the existing Reservoir at Dungriffen, Howth
- Rehabilitation and upgrade works at the existing Corr Bridge Pump Station
- Construction of a new pump station including chlorine dosing facilities at Dungriffen Reservoir
- Improve the security of the drinking water supply
- Safeguard the water supply to this area
- Reduce interruptions to the drinking water supply
- Improve water pressure for homes and businesses