3 July 2019 Go back to News
Potential odour during essential maintenance at Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant
Works involve cleaning the storm water holding tanks
Irish Water is carrying out essential cleaning works at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in the coming days in order to deal with current odour issues and to reduce the risk of odours from the debris over the summer months. The works involve cleaning the storm water holding tanks which currently contain a large amount of debris following the heavy rainfalls last month. The debris from the tanks will be moved into the treatment plant, where it will be treated as normal. The tanks will also be washed down manually.
Works will start immediately
The works will start immediately and will take approximately one week. We would like to apologise for any odours that arise while the work is being carried out.
John O’Donoghue, Regional Operations Lead
“Due to the warm weather, it is essential that we act quickly to clean out the tanks to deal with current odour issues and to reduce the risk of odours over the summer months, from the debris left after the recent rainfall events. Unfortunately, the process of removing the debris from the tanks may create a certain amount of odour and Irish Water apologises to people in the area for any inconvenience caused.”