Official opening of the new water treatment plant at Vartry Reservoir
Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 9 November 2021 - The new water treatment plant at Vartry Reservoir was officially opened on Friday by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Daragh O’Brien, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council Shay Council, and Irish Water Managing Director Niall Gleeson. The improvement works on the Vartry scheme include the new treatment plant, a new covered reservoir in Stillorgan and lining to the old stone tunnel from Vartry to Carrowhill.
Opening the new treatment plant, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien said: ‘This is a critical milestone in securing the water supply for the Greater Dublin Area into the coming decades. Vartry has supplied generations with water for over 150 years, and the completion of this project means that current and future generations will benefit from a high quality, safe, secure and reliable water supply. It also means we now have a robust infrastructure in place to support the delivery of housing and wider economic and social development.’
Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Shay Cullen, also welcomed the completion of the project. ‘The Vartry scheme supplies a large area stretching from Roundwood, through north Wicklow and into south Dublin, so we will all benefit from the successful completion of these upgrades. This is a great example of collaboration between Irish Water and local authorities in Wicklow and Dublin. I am delighted to be here on what is an historic day for Vartry.’