Upgrade to Castleblaney Wastewater Treatmemt Plant complete

Irish Water, working in partnership with Monaghan County Council, has completed the upgrade of Castleblayney Wastewater Treatment Plant which was originally constructed in the 1980s. The mechanical and electrical equipment had exceeded its operational life and required an upgrade. These works will ensure the wastewater treatment plant is fully compliant with EU Urban Wastewater Directives and will bring environmental benefits to the area as well as providing the capacity for future growth.

EPS Group carried out the works on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water invited the Carrickmacross-Castleblayney municipal district councillors on a tour of the newly upgraded site today, Monday 9 December.  EPS and Irish water staff showed the councillors around the site and answered questions. 

Project to bring significant benefits

This project will bring significant benefits to the area in terms of health, development potential and improved water quality for all. By ensuring that all discharges meet the requirements as set out in the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive, it will help the continued protection of the receiving waters in Lough Muckno. This in turn will enhance the tourism and amenity value of Castleblayney and provide a platform for future growth in the area.

The upgraded treatment plant includes a new inlet works, a new sewer from Muckno Pumping Station to the wastewater treatment plant pumping station (which has eliminated the need for the Muckno Pumping Station) and associated infrastructure which has been designed to improve the standard of wastewater treatment and accommodate the local population into the future.

Colm Boyd, Irish Water, commented “The newly upgraded wastewater treatment plant will bring notable benefits to Castleblayney in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.”

Investment Plan

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. These works are vital to ensuring wastewater is collected and treated in accordance with Irish and EU regulations to support our growing population and economy.

More information

For more information on our projects and their upgrades visit our Projects and Plans section.


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