Irish Water is working in partnership with Fingal County Council to deliver three projects namely the Howth, Malahide and Balbriggan Water Supply Schemes. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by John Craddock Limited/TES (NI) Joint Venture. It is planned that works will commence on site in February 2019 and will be completed by the end of 2020.

Howth Water Supply Scheme

The Howth WSS currently serves a population of 20,900 and is supplied from Leixlip Water Treatment Plant / Ballycoolen Reservoirs through the North Fringe Water Main. 

The existing water mains that supply Howth’s main Reservoir at Dungriffen from the North Fringe Water Main is operating beyond its capacity, which results in interruptions to supply and is inadequate to meet potential growth. This project will include the upgrade of the water main system between the North Fringe Water Main connection point at Bayside and Howth’s reservoir to increase capacity to meet Howth WSS demands.

Upcoming works

LocationProposed Dates
Station Rd 01 November 2019 – 08 November 2019
Railway Avenue 01 November 2019 – 08 November 2019
Burrows Road 01 November 2019 – Mid December 2019
Lauder’s Lane 01 November 2019 – 08 November 2019
Warrenhouse Road 04 November 2019 – 08 November 2019

Traffic Management

VMS Signage has been erected advising of works. Advanced traffic management warnings will be provided using signage and AA Road Watch. These works will be 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 any traffic congestion.

What works are 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

Where are works planned?

Works will be carried out in phases on the following roads in the coming months:

  • Howth Road
  • Moyclare Road
  • Burrows Road
  • Claremount Road
  • Balkill Road
  • Baldoyle Road
  • Station Road
  • Seagrange Park
  • Tramway Walking Trail

Community Liaison

All local and affected stakeholders have been advised of the works. A Community Liaison Officer will be available to address queries or concerns in relation to the works (Project Team - 086 817 0421).

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Improved security of water supply
  • Increased water pressure to homes and businesses
  • Fewer unplanned water interruptions
  • Increased contingency water storage

What is involved as part of this project?

Howth Water Supply Project

  1. Construction of 6.1 km water mains, from North Fringe Water Main to existing Reservoir at Dungriffen
  2. Rehabilitation and upgrade works at the existing Corr Bridge Pump Station
  3. Construction of a new pump station including chlorine dosing facilities at Dungriffen Reservoir

Balbriggan Water Supply Project

  1. Construction of 5.7 km of water mains, from Jordanstown Reservoir to Kilsough Reservoir
  2. Decommission pumping station at Kilsough

 

Malahide Water Supply Scheme

  1. Construction of 2.5 km of water mains, between Swords and existing Malahide Reservoir at Seamount

Community Liaison

All local and affected stakeholders have been advised of the works. A Community Liaison Officer will be available to address queries or concerns in relation to the works (Project Team - 086 817 0421).

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