Irish Water in partnership with Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council is progressing with the building of a new reservoir in Saggart, a village south west of Dublin city in South Dublin in Ireland. This essential project involves the construction of a new 100 million litre covered treated storage reservoir that will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area. The new state of the art reservoir will store 100 million litres of treated drinking water, the equivalent of 40 Olympic sized swimming pools supplied from Ballymore Eustace Water treatment plant, Ireland’s largest water treatment plant. The construction of the new reservoir and associate pipelines will start in March and is expected to be completed within 3 years. Coffey Construction Ireland Limited recently signed the contract to deliver this project on behalf of Irish Water.
The upgrade marks the first significant investment in the existing Saggart waterworks since it was built in the 1950’s. The current waterworks will be replaced with a new reservoir that will provide treated drinking water storage building resilience in the water infrastructure for the GDA and improving the security of supply for existing and future residential and commercial development.
Irish Water is adhering to government and HSE guidance and in compliance with stringent Covid-19 controls to deliver this essential project. For further information regarding this project please visit our Saggart Reservoir Project page.