Project will end the discharge of untreated wastewater to the Barrow Nore Suir Estuary

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is working to end the discharge of untreated wastewater to the Barrow Nore Suir Estuary. This practice is unsustainable and threatens water quality as well as the amenity value of the area.

To address this, we are proposing to build a new wastewater treatment plant and associated network infrastructure to stop the discharge of the equivalent of 1,500 wheelie bins of untreated wastewater from the public sewer network in Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon. The discharges are in close proximity to harbours, amenity waters and a beach in Duncannon.

Information Evening

A drop-in information event will take place on Tuesday, May 22 from 6pm to 8pm in Duncannon Community Centre to give local people an opportunity to learn more about the project and discuss the plans with the project team ahead of the finalisation of the planning application.

...improved water quality for bathing, enhancement of the area’s amenity value and will act as a platform for social and economic development.

“The provision of wastewater treatment for Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon will mean improved water quality for bathing, enhancement of the area’s amenity value and will act as a platform for social and economic development. The project will also help ensure that the water quality standards set out in relevant legislation will be achieved.” said Mark Murray, Infrastructure Regional Lead.

New wastewater treatment plant within Dunbrody Estate

It is being proposed to build a new wastewater treatment plant on lands within the Dunbrody Estate, accessed from Arthurstown village. Below ground pumping stations are also being proposed for close to the harbours in Ballyhack, Arthurstown and Duncannon, with connecting pipelines from these pumping stations to the treatment plant.

Irish Water aims to submit its planning application to Wexford County Council this year and, subject to the statutory approvals, works on this necessary project could commence in 2019.

More information

A dedicated email address wexforduww@water.ie has been set up for householders, businesses and other stakeholders. Information is also available from our 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278.

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.

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