8 October 2019 - Roscommon Go back to News
Significant investment into Monksland Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roscommon
The works will increase capacity, and provide a platform for growth and development
Irish Water, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council, is investing €2 million to complete essential upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant at Monksland, Co Roscommon. The works, once complete will increase capacity, and provide a platform for growth and development in Monksland and the surrounding areas; enable the wastewater treatment plant to handle increased storm water overflows protecting the receiving waters of the River Shannon, and reduce the risk of non compliance with the Wastewater Treatment Regulations.
What is involved?
The works are being carried out by Glan Agua, and are due to be substantially completed in December. The new works include the construction of a preliminary treatment works including inlet works, screens, grit removal, improved controls, improvements to the sludge handling facilities. The construction of a storm tank and overflow system will allow the wastewater treatment plant to handle increased flows in high rain fall events to ensure compliance with the Wastewater Treatment Regulations.
Commenting on the programme, Eunan Canvan Irish Water said “The Monksland Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest, and one of the most important in County Roscommon. As a utility, Irish Water is responsible for returning treated effluent safely back to the environment. This upgrade will protect the receiving waters of the river Shannon, and ensure that waste from homes and businesses meets all Wastewater Treatment Regulations”.
Project forms part of Irish Water’s 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.
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