Vartry Water Treatment Plant, Co. Wicklow 2023-04-18T07:50:23+00:00

Project Description

Project Description

Vartry Water Treatment Plant in Co. Wicklow

The Vartry Water Supply Scheme provides drinking water for a supply area stretching from Roundwood, through north Wicklow up to south Dublin and serves over 200,000 people.

It was developed by Dublin Corporation in the 1860s and includes two reservoirs, a water treatment plant, a 4km tunnel under Callowhill and 40km of trunk mains that deliver water to storage reservoirs at Stillorgan in Dublin.

There was €150 million invested into the Vartry Water Supply Scheme Upgrade project, to improve the scheme and ensure that water provided complies with water quality standards set out in the European Union Drinking Water Directive and the current, national Drinking Water Regulations.

This major upgrade included three key elements:

  • A new water treatment plant at Vartry
  • A new link pipeline from Vartry to Callowhill
  • A new covered reservoir at Stillorgan

Project Details

Electrical scope of work: Containment, LV Distribution, MCC installation, Plant & Process Installation, Lighting & Emergency Lighting, General Services, Fire Detection, ICT, Access Control, Intruder Alarm, Disabled Refuge, Mechanical Services, Earthing & Bonding.

Design Engineer: Veolia Water

Main Contractor: Veolia Water/BAM

Duration: 2.5 years (phased)

Value: €1.3M