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Bagenalstown benefitting on the double from Uisce Éireann investment

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Uisce Éireann’s commitment to supporting future social and economic growth in County Carlow continues, as works to upgrade the Bagenalstown Wastewater Treatment Plant have now passed the halfway point.

This significant investment by Uisce Éireann will more than double the current treatment capacity, increasing from a population equivalent of 4,500 to 9,800. It will also substantially improve the treatment processes at the existing wastewater treatment plant.

The existing plant is currently working to the limits of its design. This targeted investment by Uisce Éireann is required to ensure there is capacity available for future social and economic growth in the area, as well as ensuring compliance with national and EU legislation.

Significant progress has been made since works commenced last year on this upgrade project. This includes the construction of inlet works, a new aeration tank and clarifiers alongside mechanical equipment installation with all works due to be complete early next year.

Uisce Éireann’s Portfolio Manager Paul Fallon commented on the significant progress being made on this project for the people of Bagenalstown: “The works will be complete in early 2025 but the project will benefit County Carlow for decades to come. When complete, the works will ensure compliance with wastewater treatment regulations and ensure adequate wastewater capacity for future growth. We would like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation as we carry out this work”.

John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd is carrying out the upgrade works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Uisce Éireann crews are also busy on the ground in Bagenalstown replacing almost 2.5km of aged and damaged water mains with new modern pipes in the town. These improvement works are a critical step in conserving water and reducing high levels of leakage which have been a significant source of disruption and outages for customers in the area

Works are progressing well with more than 1.3km of the new pipes already installed. Full reinstatement including roads and footpaths have been completed along this stretch of 1.3km.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment.

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