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  • Northside East

Irish Water invests in Loughshinny project infrastructure project

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 7:59am
Irish Water invests in Loughshinny project infrastructure project
Irish Water invests in Loughshinny project infrastructure project

IRISH Water has submitted a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to An Bord Pleanála to acquire the necessary lands at the carpark in Loughshinny to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in the area. 

The company is investing €3 million which will protect the environment by stopping the overflow of untreated wastewater into the sea.

The project involves the construction of a new pumping station, rising main and the decommissioning of the existing Loughshinny septic tank.  

The sewer network flowing into this septic tank will be diverted into the new Loughshinny pumping station.  

The project is also linked to the new pumping station under construction at Rush Road in Skerries. 

Once the project at Loughshinny and the new pumping station at Skerries is complete, flows will be diverted to the wastewater treatment plant at Barnageeragh in Skerries. 

The discharge from the septic tank at Loughshinny will then cease, ensuring compliance with the wastewater discharge licence and improving the quality of the bathing water.

The Compulsory Purchase Order relates to permanent wayleaves and temporary construction rights for the project. 

If granted, the Compulsory Purchase Order will authorise Irish Water to construct, lay, keep, operate, maintain, renew, repair and inspect the proposed infrastructure required. 

The targeted date for completion for the work at Loughshinny and the new pumping station at Skerries is the first half of 2019. 

John Joyce, Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water, said the project will benefit residents and visitors to Loughshinny as it will stop the discharge of untreated wastewater from entering the sea. 

“It forms part of Irish Water’s investment to upgrade the wastewater network in Fingal to protect the environment and to meet the current wastewater infrastructure needs and support future development in communities including in Rush, Skerries and Loughshinny,” said Mr Joyce.  

 

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