Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme
Irish Water are progressing the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme incorporating the Tolka Valley Park Pumping Station. The project represents a major capital investment and will involve the upgrade of the existing sewer network currently serving Blanchardstown and the surrounding catchment areas. This infrastructure will expand the capacity of the wastewater network and will facilitate existing and future residential and commercial development. It will also reduce the frequency and volume of untreated wastewater overflows from the wastewater network to the River Tolka.
The Water Division at ByrneLooby Headquarters in Dublin were appointed by Irish Water as Consulting Engineers and Designers for the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme project. Designing the deep underground storage tanks with a total capacity of approximately 30,000m³, approximately 3.2km of large diameter pipeline and installing such using trenchless tunnelling techniques with the Tolka Valley Park Pumping Station. ByrneLooby prepared the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to accompany the planning application made by Irish Water. In July 2017 the project was granted planning permission by Fingal County Council and the project is expected to progress to construction by early 2019.