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 DatesDuration
Moyclare Road 15/07/2019- 29/07/2019 12 Days

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

Where are works planned?

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

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.

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

LocationProposed DatesDurationTraffic Management
R132
(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

Traffic Management

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. 

Stakeholder Engagement

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

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

  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

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
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