27 January 2017 Go back to News
Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall Upgrade
Irish Water is progressing the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall Upgrade which is part of the upgrade works to the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Swords Wastewater Treatment Works project is a €22.2 million investment which will increase the capacity of the treatment works to 90,000 population equivalent (PE) and is due for completion later this year. The newly upgraded treatment plant will be capable of handling the area's fast growing population and will also protect the Broadmeadow Estuary, a valuable local amenity, from wastewater pollution.
This phase of the project requires an upgrade to the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall pipe at Broadmeadow Estuary. This much needed upgrade is required to support the increased treatment capacity following the investment at the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant.
To progress the upgrade of the outfall pipe, Irish Water is submitting a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to An Bord Pleanála on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 to acquire the necessary lands off Estuary Road in Seatown West and adjacent to Lissenhall Park and Gartan Drive in Seatown West in Swords.
If the Compulsory Purchase Order is approved, Irish Water intends to open a tender competition for a contractor to complete the works which are expected to last for up to a maximum of 6 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 the 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 invested €340 million in improving water and wastewater services in 2014, over €410 million in improving services during 2015 and €522 million to address the major deficits in Ireland’s drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity, and repairing the most critical infrastructure in need of urgent investment in 2016.
For more information on Irish Water's ongoing projects across the country, please visit our Projects and Plans page.