Howth, Malahide and Balbriggan Water Supply Schemes
€21.7 million investment in the Howth, Malahide and Balbriggan Water Supply Schemes will improve the security water supply to over 65,000 local residents and businesses
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.
- Date: Tuesday April 30th
- Time: 5:00pm to 7:30pm
- Location: Baldoyle Library
Irish Water is working to improve the security water supply to local residents and businesses in Howth. It is planned that works will commence on site in late May 2019. Works will involve the upgrading of water mains on; Howth Road, Moyclare Road, Burrows Road, Claremount Road, Balkill Road, Baldoyle Road, Station Road, Seagrange Park, Lauder Lane, Tramway Walking Trail.
We would like to invite you to an information evening in Baldoyle Library to learn more about the next phase of this project. During this information evening members of the project team will be available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the project.
Malahide Water Supply Scheme
The Malahide WSS serves a population of c. 20,000 and its Reservoir at Seamount is supplied from Leixlip Water Treatment Plant/ Ballycoolen Reservoirs through several sections of water mains namely:
- Ballycoolen – Kingstown
- Kingstown – Forrest Little
- Forrest Little - Swords
- Swords – Seamount Reservoir
The existing water mains between Swords and Seamount Reservoir are operating beyond capacity resulting in interruptions to supply and is inadequate to meet potential growth in the Water Supply Zone. It is proposed to upgrade the existing water mains to achieve adequate capacity to meet Malahide WSS demands.
Balbriggan Water Supply Scheme
Two week look ahead
|Location||Proposed Dates||Duration||Traffic Management|
(Five Roads) Slip road
|19 April -29 April||10 Days||Site closed for Easter
Traffic management to remain in place
|R132 - Five Roads||29 April -5 May||5 Day||
Stop / Go also including road crossing of R132
VMS Signage has been erected on the R132 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.
The Balbriggan Water Supply Scheme (WSS) serves a population of 24,200 and its reservoir at Kilsough is supplied from Leixlip Water Treatment Plant/ Ballycoolen Reservoirs through several sections of regional water mains including:
- Ballycoolen – Kingstown
- Kingstown – Lissenhall
- Lissenhall – Jordanstown Reservoir
- Jordanstown Reservoir – 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. It is now proposed to upgrade the capacity of the water main system to meet Balbriggan WSS demands.
All local and affected businesses and residents have been advised of the works via letter drop. Community Liaison Officer will engage with all stakeholders and will be available to address queries or concerns in relation to the works.
Progress has been ongoing along the route. Works will cease for the Easter holidays from Good Friday 19th of April until Sunday 28th of April. Traffic management will remain in place over this period.
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
- Construction of 6.1 km water mains, from North Fringe Water Main to existing Reservoir at Dungriffen
- Rehabilitation and upgrade works at the existing Corr Bridge Pump Station
- Construction of a new pump station including chlorine dosing facilities at Dungriffen Reservoir
Balbriggan Water Supply Project
- Construction of 5.7 km of water mains, from Jordanstown Reservoir to Kilsough Reservoir
- Decommission pumping station at Kilsough
Malahide Water Supply Scheme
- Construction of 2.5 km of water mains, between Swords and existing Malahide Reservoir at Seamount
News and Updates
- Works are due to commence in February 2019
- The project is expected to be completed in late 2020
- The Project Team will ensure the local community is notified in advance of any works commencing
- Howth, Malahide, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
- In Progress
- €21.7 million