Staleen Water Treatment Plant to Donore Reservoir Water Mains Replacement

Irish Water is progressing plans to replace 3km of watermains between Staleen Water Treatment Plant and the reservoir at Donore. This investment will provide for future growth while providing resilience and security of supply across South Louth.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, is progressing plans to replace 3 kilometres of asbestos cement trunk watermain between the Staleen Water Treatment Plant and the reservoir at Donore. The existing 52-year-old asbestos cement trunk watermain between Staleen WTP and Donore Reservoir is the sole water supply to the South Louth Water Supply Zone, which extends from Drogheda as far as Clogherhead, Co. Louth.  The new watermain will address the security of supply issues that are recurring and will provide capacity to facilitate future planned growth and development in the area.

Location
Meath
Status
Planned
Type
Water

What is involved as part of this project?

Approximately 3 kilometres of watermain will be replaced between the Staleen Water Treatment Plant and the Donore Reservoir. The watermain will also be increased in size from 450mm to 600m to increase capacity.

What are the benefits of these works?

The works carried out as part of this project will:

  • Improve the security of the drinking water supply and provide greater network resilience across South Louth.
  • Increase the drinking water capacity for the area to cater for existing and future residential and commercial development
  • Enable the long term social and economic development of the wider Co. Louth area.

What is happening next?

The timeline for the commencement of works is subject to planning and statutory approvals.  We will endeavour to keep you updated as the project progresses.