Irish Water provides River Vartry Dam Survey

Irish Water kindly provided us with the River Vartry Dam Survey conducted the 2nd of October 2013 which is the basis for some of the remedial work planned in the new Water Treatment Plant.  We would like to give credit where credit is due and appreciate what Ned Fleming does for all of us by his diligence in protecting and keeping the Dam safe.  The report in general reflects this care and gives a good bill of health for a Dam that is mud and clay, constructed in 1865.  As a Category A Dam (where a breach could endanger lives in the community), the small suggestions are mostly part of the WTP’s normal maintenance program and the more long term remedies are part of the plan and urgency needed for the new WTP.

We are still concerned over the process to re-grade the Slipway and that it will not put any stress on the Dam.  We would prefer that there was an EIA and some public supervision over this critical phase of the new development as we are all located below it.  As well, we need to see that the rock removal does not put ANY mud, silt or other discharge into the river itself.

Thank you again for providing this document as this is the kind of cooperation we hope for in the future so that we can all enjoy the benefits of the River Vartry, both for it’s natural environment and it’s benefit to Dublin as a water resource.

July 18 2017 03:52 pm | Active and Ecology and History and Irish Water and Threats

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