Purchase of lands in Annacroff to facilitate upgrades to the wastewater infrastructure

Irish Water has submitted a notice of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to An Bord Pleanála for the purchase of lands in Annacroff to facilitate upgrades to the wastewater infrastructure in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.

Works will commence at the end of 2019

If the CPO is approved it is expected that works will commence at the end of 2019 and will be completed by early 2021.

Commenting on the proposed works Colm Boyd, Irish Water’s Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead said: “Some of the important benefits of this project are that it will facilitate future population growth and economic development in the area. The improvements to the treatment plant will also ensure that the water quality in the receiving waters is improved which is a very positive development.”

What will the proposed works include?

The proposed works include upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant and construction of a new outfall pipe which when completed will improve treatment quality and ensure compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and EPA Wastewater Discharge Licencing. It is planned to relocate the existing outfall from Proules River to the Longfield River by laying a 3.3km outfall pipe.

Other works in this proposed project include the construction of a new entrance from the Oriel Road to the wastewater treatment plant, construction of a new inlet pumping station, upgrade of the existing inlet works, and the replacement of outdated mechanical and electrical equipment with modern, energy efficient equipment.

Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues

This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.

To find out more about our upgrade projects taking place across the country, visit our Projects and Plans page.

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