Ballybay Flood Defence Scheme

Client: Monaghan County Council (Irish Bridge Company 0873515124)

Completion Date: January 2015

Contract Value: £30,000

Project Overview: Monaghan County Council commissioned the Housing Agency to investigate and

propose a design solution for a section of the Dromore River in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan which suffered damage as a result of a flood event that occurred in the early hours of Sunday 23rd October 2011. The flood caused a section of retaining wall immediately upstream of the masonry arch bridge on the R183 at Hall St to collapse into the river and also

resulted in the river surcharging upstream with flood waters overflowing into the nearby fair green housing estate causing 12 sheltered housing units for the elderly to be inundated to a depth in excess of 600mm.

The project involved providing a new pumping station along the bank of the Dromore River 5 l/s including controls, overflow screening, flowmeter and associated equipment.  FM Environmental Ltd was responsible for the M&E works involved in the project as detailed below.

Scope of Work: Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 1nr Pumping Station:

  • 2 No. Xylem Submersible Pumps 2kW
  • Pipework, valves and fittings  80mm Diameter
  • MCC’s c/w PLC/HMI Housed in Weatherproof GRP Kiosks
  • Welfare Facilities
  • 80mm Diameter Flowmeter
  • NX11 Telemetry Unit
  • Site Instrumentation
  • Street Lighting