Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí
Chairperson, Environment and Engineering Strategic Policy Committee
Dublin City Council
23rd March 2010
Minister Must Support North Dublin Water Supply Project -Ó Muirí
Minister Gormley urgently needs to give the go-ahead for the construction of the North City Arterial Watermain.
Fine Gael Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí has today (Tuesday) called on the Minister of Environment, Heritage and Local Government to fast-track the proposed North City Arterial Watermain due to be constructed along Dublin’s North City coast-line.
There has been much “jaw-jaw” about this project for a number of years now but actual progress have been painfully slow. Dublin City Council classified this as a priority scheme for 2010-2012 funding in late 2009 but a funding decision from the Dept of Environment, Heritage and Local Government is still not forthcoming.
The Killester area suffered gravely with water supply issues during the winter cold snap and while a number of problematic items of work have already been identified by Dublin City Council to alleviate the situation, the new North City Watermain is a vital part of any long-term solution.
Until the Minister gives the go ahead for the construction of the North City Arterial Watermain, supply problems will remain. I am calling on the Minister to take fast, decisive and positive action on this issue in support of the entire Northside of Dublin.
About the North City Arterial Watermain:
North City Arterial Watermain, Pipeline from Baldoyle to Fairview.
The North City Arterial Watermain is routed through Fairview Park, along Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf Promenade, Clontarf Road, James Larkin Road, and Howth Road. Spur mains will be constructed along Hollybrook Road and Hollybrook Park between Howth Road and Clontarf Promenade and along Kilbarrack Road between Alden Road and Howth Road. The total length is circa 9.7km.
The Clontarf Flood Defence project comprises a series of flood bunds and walls along Clontarf Promenade between Alfie Byrne Road and the Bull Wall to protect nearby roads and properties from coastal flooding. The total length is circa 3km. Due to the synergies and common location of the North City Arterial Watermain and the Clontarf Flood Defences it was decided to combine the two projects.
Planning approval, subject to conditions, was received on 25th July 2008.
The North City Arterial Watermain is 600mm in diameter with the spur mains being 400mm to 450mm in diameter.