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26 Mar 2020

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Irish Water progressing with the Loughshinny wastewater project

Irish Water, working in partnership with Fingal County Council, is starting work on the Loughshinny wastewater project next week. Improvements to the sewer network in Loughshinny will safeguard the environment by stopping the discharge of inadequately treated wastewater into the Irish Sea. The delivery of this project will provide wastewater services that meet the needs of both domestic and commercial customers in Loughshinny and the surrounding area while also providing some capacity for future growth of the village in line with the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023.

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.”

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