By Rachel Cunningham
Six kilometres of water main have been constructed, including at three railway crossings, since the commencement of the Howth water supply scheme in May 2019, writes Rachel Cunningham.
The project, which has been instigated by Irish Water in partnership with Fingal County Council, is expected to safeguard the local water supply so that it will be more securely available to homes and businesses in the area.
A new pumping station and chlorination building have also been constructed at Dungriffen Reservoir and further works commenced this week at the reservoir site to integrate the new infrastructure into the existing network and are scheduled to be completed by Friday 15th May.
Explained William McKnight of Irish Water: ”The works in Howth form part of a significant investment of almost €22 million by Irish Water to safeguard the water supply in Fingal. Upgrading the water infrastructure will ensure that customers in Howth, Malahide, Swords and Balbriggan will have a more reliable and secure supply which will result in fewer disruptions to their water supply. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and we will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause. We will continue to provide regular updates to businesses, elected representatives and the community as this important project progresses.”
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