Loughshinny Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrade
Irish Water has begun a €4.5 million project to deliver new wastewater infrastructure for Loughshinny
Irish Water has signed contracts to deliver a €4.5 million project that will upgrade wastewater infrastructure in Loughshinny.
Wastewater infrastructure in Loughshinny is no longer suitable to meet the needs of the area. Wastewater from Loughshinny currently flows to an overloaded septic tank, which allows inadequately treated wastewater to discharge directly into the Irish Sea.
This project will stop the discharge and send wastewater from Loughshinny to the existing wastewater treatment plant at Barnageeragh in Skerries.
- Protection of the environment by ending the discharge of inadequately treated wastewater to the Irish Sea.
- Protection of bathing water quality at Loughshinny.
- Compliance with the EPA’s wastewater discharge authorisation for Balbriggan/ Skerries.
- Provision of wastewater services that meet the needs of both domestic and commercial customers in Loughshinny and the surrounding area.
- Capacity for an increase in the local population to facilitate future growth of the village.
- Reduced on-going maintenance costs.
What is involved?
- Decommission the old septic tank system.
- Construct a new underground pumping station at the Loughshinny beach car park, with an above-ground control kiosk.
- Construct approximately 2.5km of new wastewater pipe from the new Pumping Station to the R128 via Harbour Road, Mine Road and the R128.
- Jons Civil Engineering Company Ltd. is delivering the contract on behalf of Irish Water.
Works Completed and Next Steps
- The contractor will now finalise the detailed design and work plan before they begin works on site.
- Works on site are expected to begin in Q1 2020 and will take approximately 1 year to complete. Local businesses and residents will be notified in advance.