Irish Water is investing €100,000 in two separate wastewater projects in Boyle, benefitting 4,500 consumers.

One ongoing project involves the refurbishment of the Boyle public sewer network while the other, which is completed, involved works at the Boyle Wastewater Treatment Plant which has improved the quality of final effluent being discharged from the plant.

The public sewer refurbishment works are taking place in two different locations in Boyle town. The works, taking place in Wooden Bridge estate to Drum Bridge and Bridge Street, will address surface water infiltration issues in the network.

The programme of works involves jetting and cleaning sections of sewer network, the replacement of 80 metres of existing sewer, CCTV surveys of parts of the sewer network, the rehabilitation of 23 manholes to eliminate surface water infiltration, and repairs and connections to a number of sewers.

The project, which commenced at the start of November, is expected to be fully commissioned in February 2017 and involves road reinstatement works.

Niall O’Donnell, Irish Water Minor Programmes, explaining the benefits said “The principal objective of the project is to provide wastewater that is in compliance with the EPA wastewater discharge licence. The project is needed to address surface water infiltration on the current network and overloading problems at the pumping stations. The project is also required to eliminate the need for double pumping from the current pumping stations and to address ongoing high maintenance costs.”

A second project, which involved the replacement of an inlet screen at Boyle Wastewater Treatment Plant, will improve the treatment at the plant and therefore the quality of the final effluent discharged from the plant. The final effluent from the plant discharges to the Boyle River which in turn enters Lough Gara. The new screen will reduce the environmental impact of the wastewater treatment on the environment and creates a safer operating environment for the plant operator.

Irish Water is working in partnership with Roscommon County Council to continually improve wastewater treatment throughout the county. These projects form part of Irish Water’s investment plan where over €530 million will be invested in upgrading services in 2016 to improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure. The Irish Water Business Plan has earmarked almost €2 billion in improving wastewater quality and capacity up to 2021.

For more information about Irish Water's ongoing projects across the country, please visit our Projects and Plans page.


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