The works involve the decommissioning of the overloaded septic tank, the construction of a new wastewater pumping station at Loughshinny beach carpark and the construction of 2.5km of new wastewater pipeline from the pumping station to the Skerries wastewater collection network via Harbour Road, Mine Road and the R128. Wastewater from Loughshinny will be transferred for treatment at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Balbriggan.
In order to safely facilitate the works, a section of the Loughshinny beach carpark will be closed until January 2021. Access will be maintained to both the car park and the beach for the duration of the works. As part of the project, the entire car park will be resurfaced. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.
Speaking about this vital project, Peter Kehoe, Irish Water, said, “This project represents an investment of €4.5million by Irish Water and is essential as the current wastewater infrastructure is unable to support the needs of the area. The Loughshinny wastewater project will safeguard the environment by ending the discharge of inadequately treated wastewater into the Irish Sea. It will ensure that the wastewater infrastructure meets the needs of homes and businesses in Loughshinny whilst also providing some capacity for future growth.”