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Irish Water begins €35M Dublin drinking water supply project

Irish Water has initiated a major project to secure drinking water supply in the Greater Dublin Area by linking the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant with the Saggart Reservoirs.

The work will result in greater connectivity between water supplies so Irish Water can access different sources at different times of the year and during extreme weather events to help ensure a more secure and resilient water supply.

Irish Water is investing over €35 million in the Leixlip to Saggart Water Main Project, which will involve the construction of a 6.8km pipeline and pumping station.

Irish Water engineer William McKnight said “The size and scale of this project is really significant and is of real strategic importance to Greater Dublin Area.

"Once completed, the new pipeline will increase Irish Water’s ability to distribute treated drinking water in the Greater Dublin Area and the surrounding region.

"This is a huge advantage to consumers and Irish Water, particularly during extreme weather events, likes the storms last winter or the drought this summer. It will increase the security of the water supply for homes and businesses alike.”

Author: Robin Hackett, Deputy Editor, WWT and WET News
Topic: Water Resource Management , Pipes & Pipelines
Tags: Irish Water , drinking water , pumping station , water main , drought

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