Aughrim, Annacurra and Ballymorris Water Supply Schemes

Irish Water is commencing works on the Aughrim, Annacurra and Ballymorris Water Supply Schemes.

Irish Water, in partnership with Wicklow County Council, is progressing works on the Aughrim, Annacurra and Ballymorris Water Suppy Schemes. This investment will ensure the delivery of a clean, safe drinking water source for the area. It will remove Aughrim Annacurra Water Supply from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL) and remove the risk of a boil water notice on the Ballymorris Water Supply Scheme.

This project involves the extension of the Ballyduff (Arklow) Water Supply Scheme to Aughrim via Ballymorris and enable these vulnerable water supplies to be rationalised.

Ward and Burke Limited and Murphy Process Engineering are carrying out the works on behalf of Irish Water.

Location
Wicklow
Status
In Progress
Type
Water

What's involved?

  • The construction and commissioning of approximately 13.5km of watermain.
  • The extension of the Ballyduff (Arklow) Water Supply Scheme to Aughrim via Ballymorris.
  • Installation of new booster pumps at Ballyduff, Ballymorris and Aughrim.
  • Decommissioning Ballymorris and Aughrim Water Treatment Plants.

Benefits

  • Provide a safe and secure water supply to local residents and businesses in the areas of Aughrim, Annacurra and Ballymorris;
  • Remove the risk of a boil water notice at Ballymorris
  • Remove Aughrim, Annacurra from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL),
  • Improve drinking water quality,
  • Reduce disruptions to supply.

Will customers be affected by the works?

All customers that are directly affected by the works will be notified in advance by the contractor. Further information relating to traffic management required in Aughrim, Annacurra and Ballymorris will be confirmed in the coming weeks nearer the time of these works commencing.

The works will have some short-term disruption to water supply at commissioning stage. The project team will ensure to give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to customers prior to any planned interruption.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient. Working crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

Latest news:

The project has progressed to construction stage, with initial works started on site on Monday, 18 July. The project is due for completion in 2023.