Howth Water Supply Scheme

Water Supply Project

Irish Water is progressing works to upgrade the water mains in Howth to secure the water supply for local businesses and residents into the future.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Fingal County Council, is working to improve the water supply for Malahide, Howth, Swords, Balbriggan and the surrounding areas. John Craddock Limited is carrying out these works on behalf of Irish Water.

Works on this essential project are progressing in accordance with the current Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions.

Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.

In Progress

News and Updates

LocationProposed DatesDuration of worksPlanned WorksTraffic Management
Howth Lodge Commenced 12 April 4 weeks New pipeline to be installed beneath the railway crossing One lane closure. Stop-Go traffic system (see below)
Dungriffen Reservoir 10 May 4 weeks Coring into reservoir No Traffic Management required
Corr Bridge 10 May 4 weeks Upgrade works No Traffic Management required

Howth Lodge:

This phase of works is complex and in order to complete the works safely Howth Lodge/Howth road will require Traffic Management for 4 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause.

Traffic Management

  • Diversion routes and Stop and Go traffic Management will be in place for these works.
  • Advanced traffic management warning signage and VMS will be in place.
  • Signage to advise on access routes will also be in place.
  • Local and emergency access will always be maintained.

Stakeholder Engagement and Community Liaison

All impacted stakeholders including residents, businesses, FCC, schools and transport operators have been communicated with on these works.

The project team will provide weekly updates as this essential project progresses.

John Craddock Ltd. has a full time Community Liaison Officer on the contract who is available to address any queries or concerns related to these works.

Contact details: Eoin Burke - 086 817 0421

Project Progress

Works are progressing well, with the following completed to date:

  • 5.8km of pipeline has now been installed on the project with all pipelines completed in Deerpark, Seagrange Park, Carrickbrack, Dungriffen Pathway, Grace O’Malley Park and Warrenhouse Road Railway Crossing.
  • Dungriffen Pump Station works are progressing well.