26 April 2017 Go back to News
Significant upgrade of wastewater treatment facilities in Enniscorthy
This project, in partnership with Wexford County Council, is expected to be delivered over a two year period. It will involve the upgrade and expansion of the existing Enniscorthy wastewater treatment plant and the decommissioning of the existing Killagoley wastewater treatment plant along with extensive upgrade work to three pumping stations, construction of a new foul sewer and sewer rehabilitation works.
Enniscorthy is one of 38 locations around Ireland where there is inadequate treatment of wastewater being discharged into waterways. This project will address these deficiencies and ensure that wastewater is fully treated and is compliant with all licence requirements and environmental regulations before being discharged into the River Slaney. It will also provide the additional capacity to allow for future economic and population growth in the Enniscorthy area.
A contract has been signed with the joint venture Ward & Burke Construction Limited and Response Engineering Limited, who will carry out the works on behalf of Irish Water.
Mark Murray, Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water, commented: “This is a significant infrastructure project in the Wexford region which will address deficiencies with wastewater treatment in Enniscorthy town and the surrounding area. This large scale investment will sustain and enhance the environment by improving water quality in the River Slaney while at the same time facilitating future growth and economic development by providing increased capacity at the treatment plant.
“Irish Water and its partners in this project will work hard to keep any disruption to residents, businesses and visitors to a minimum while this vital work is taking place and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may result.”
The work is due to get underway in the coming weeks and, in addition to the upgrade of the treatment plant, will include extensive mechanical and electrical upgrade work to three pumping stations located at the Promenade, St John’s and Spring Valley, including the provision of flood measures at the Promenade pumping station.
It will also include construction of a new foul sewer along Esmonde Road to divert flows from Killagoley to the Spring Valley pumping station and sewer rehabilitation work on Spring Valley Road.
While this work is taking place there will be some restrictions on access to a number of roads and pedestrian areas in Esmonde Road, Spring Valley Road, St Anne’s Road and part of the Promenade. The project team will notify the local community in advance of planned works in their areas and contact details will be provided should they have any queries. The team will also work closely with An Garda Síochána and Wexford County Council Roads Department to manage traffic while the works are underway.