Upcoming project in the river Santry catchment

Councillor Deirdre Heney wishes to advise constituents that the Water Framework Directive office of Dublin City Council is to commence a project in the River Santry catchment at the end of this year. The project will look at the use of green infrastructure to reduce the pollution coming from the road into the river.

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) Office has identified five potential pilot project areas in the Santry Catchment in which they would like to investigate the use of green infrastructure to reduce pollution and flow rate from urban road runoff into the river. Green infrastructure includes measures such as tree trenches, swales, permeable paving, etc. The WFD office aim to procure consultants in Q4 of 2020 to undertake a consultation process with the local community and then to produce a plan of the most appropriate green infrastructure solutions in each of the sites. These plans will then go forward for planning where appropriate. Scientific monitoring will also be undertaken at each of the sites, to ensure that any measures that are proposed are adequately designed. A website for the project will be created by the consultants and will be updated during the project.

The pilot site locations are; –
1. Dunree Park
2. Springdale Road
3. Brookfield
4. McAuley-Ribh-Lein
5. Lein Gardens

The tender for the consultants will be published on e-tenders in August/September 2020 with the consultants appointed by the end of Q4 2020. On the basis that the consultants are appointed in Q4 2020, the consultation process will commence in early 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.