Update on Clontarf Flood Protection Project

Great to see that Dublin City Council has finally gone to tender for construction of the Clontarf Flood protection scheme and the new watermain contained within: http://www.e-tenders.gov.ie/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=NOV182037 It involves the laying of 5km of large diameter water mains (ranging in size from 400mm to 600mm diameter) and for the construction of approximately 3km of flood mounding and walls […]

EPA Report on Drinking Water Quality

The Indo today seems to have gotten hold of a report on the above topic from the EPA to Government.  The report does not appear to be on the EPA site yet. In fairness to Dublin City Council, the fact that they receive absolutely no mention in the media piece is testament to their ongoing engineering efforts to supply […]

Prospecting for Oil in Dublin Bay?

Only joking…! If you look hard you’ll see a Drilling Rig out in Dublin Bay just off Poolbeg. The appearance of the Rig heralds the start of site investigation works associated with the building of an under-sea tunnel that will carry the water treated by the extension to the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works. 

Extension of Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant

Below is a good presentation given to the City Council SPC regarding the extention of Ringsend. Key facts not provided within the presentation include: (1) Extension will cost €200-€250m (2) Targetted completion date is 2015 (3) Current plant provides a treatment capacity for a 1.6m population equivalent. Extended plant will provide treatment capacity for 2.1m population […]

Burst Watermain Final Update – Sat 07/06, 6pm

The repair works on the watermain at Marrowbone Lane have now been completed.  Recharging the network with water has commenced and normal supply should be restored to all areas over the course of the evening. For those areas still experiencing problems tankers will continue in operation until 7.00pm this evening and will be located in […]

Burst Watermain Update Saturday 07/08, 1pm

This watermain is still out of commission with work continuing on the repair. It is hoped to have the work completed in the afternoon. In the interim, work is ongoing to supply water to the areas affected by using alternative supplies.  However there is a general reduction in water pressure city wide, and the following […]

5 Facts About Drinking Water Supply in Dublin

From a Water Supply presentation given by Brian Smyth at the Environment Strategic Policy Committee at DCC today: Average 2010 demand for treated water in the Region is 555 million litres a day Average storage of raw (untreated) water in 2010 is 196 days worth of water Average storage of treated water in 2010 is […]

Minister Must Support North Dublin Water Supply Project -Ó Muirí

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 […]