11 May 2017 Go back to News
Irish Water helping to protect Broadmeadow Estuary with progression of upgrade to Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant
Irish Water is progressing upgrade to the outfall pipe for the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant which is part of the overall upgrade works to the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant.
This phase of the project requires an upgrade to the outfall pipe at Broadmeadow Estuary to support the future increased treatment capacity at the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant and to protect the environment from wastewater pollution.
To progress the upgrade works to the Broadmeadow Estuary outfall pipe, on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, Irish Water published confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the necessary lands off Estuary Road in Seatown West and adjacent to Lissenhall Park and Gartan Drive in Seatown West in Swords.
Irish Water now intends to open a tender competition for a contractor to complete the works which are expected to last for up to a maximum of six months.
Commenting on the announcement, Paul Fallon, Wastewater Infrastructure Manager, at Irish Water said “Irish Water is committed to investing in the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Swords to support the needs of this fast growing population. The upgrade to the outfall pipe at Broadmeadow will provide a cleaner environment for the community. The granting of the Compulsory Purchase Order will enable us to continue to progress this project.”
Irish Water spent over €530 million on water services in 2016. Capital investment in the region of €700 million per year is needed for a sustained period of several decades to address the poor condition of Ireland’s water infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan up to 2021. 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 while achieving efficiencies of €1.6 billion.