providing secure water supplies
Bord na Móna’s vision for Garryhinch is to provide secure water supplies to the people of Greater Dublin and the Midlands, as well as a high quality outdoor environmental and biodiversity centre and a leisure, recreation and education facility.
The Bord na Móna site at Garryhinch is the preferred location for the construction of the interim storage facility for the Water Supply Project. It is a former major sod peat production facility and use as a water storage facility/eco-park would be a suitable after use in keeping with the requirements of the Integrated Pollution Protection Control Licence.
This new facility will be required to be operational by 2020, with construction, which is projected to take 3 years, commencing once the project has been granted full planning and water abstraction licences. Employment during construction is estimated at 1,000, with approx 100 people required to operate and maintain the facilities post commissioning. Bord na Móna is actively engaging with Dublin City Council and Irish Water on the delivery of this new major water source
The proposed facility at Garryhinch will expand the region’s leisure offering by the provision of water-based sports