Vartry to Callowhill Pipeline

Irish Water has completed the new pipeline from Vartry to Callowhill. This pipeline secures and safeguards the water supply for more than 200,000 people in north Wicklow and south Dublin, one of the most densely populated areas in the country. The completion was marked by Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Pat Vance, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, Tony Keohane, Chairman of Ervia, and Eamon Gallen, MD of Irish Water, at an event at the Vartry Water Treatment Plant.

Vartry to Callowhill Pipeline

Vartry Water Treatment Plant

Planning permission for the upgrade works to the Water Treatment Plant was granted, subject to six planning conditions, by Wicklow County Council in November 2016. The details are available on the Wicklow County Council website. The consent was subsequently appealed by third parties. In January 2018, An Bord Pleanála granted consent for the planned upgrade subject to 8 planning conditions.

Stillorgan Reservoir Upgrade Project

Planning permission for the Stillorgan Reservoir Upgrade Project was granted, subject to sixteen planning conditions, by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on 1 June 2017.  Irish Water lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála seeking the removal of one of the conditions which is to provide publicly accessible open space within the site. In December 2017, An Bord Pleanála approved the planning application to ensure Irish Water will retain the entire site for this future development. For more information, visit the Stillorgan Reservoir Upgrade Project page. 

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions or queries about this project.

  • Telephone: 1890 815661
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  • Postal enquiries: F.A.O. Vartry Water Supply Project, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
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