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
Sutton Pump station/Station Rd 2/09/2019 - 7/09/2019
Station Road/Launders lane 2/09/2019 - 7/09/2019
Station Road/Launders lane 2/09/2019 - 14/09/2019

Traffic Management

VMS Signage has been erected on the Moyclare Avenue advising of works. Advanced traffic management warnings will be given though signage and on 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 will be involved as part of this overall project?

  • 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

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
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