Project will ensure plant is environmentally compliant

Irish Water has appointed a contractor to upgrade the Threemilehouse Waste Water Treatment Plant in Co Monaghan. The upgrade works, which will be carried out by Molloy Engineering Limited will take approximately nine months to complete and are due to commence in the coming weeks.

Working in partnership with Monaghan County Council, Irish Water has stated that the upgrade is necessary to ensure the plant is environmentally compliant which will in turn limit the impact on the receiving waters.

The project involves the replacement of the existing rotating biological contactor, flow balancing, interconnecting pipework and associated structures/manholes.

Commenting, Irish Water’s Capital Programme Regional Lead John McElwaine said “These proposed works will ensure all waste water treatment processes at the plant are in line with EPA standards and regulations. The upgrade works will improve the efficiency of the facility and allow for future growth in the capacity of the plant.

Irish Water working in partnership with Monaghan County Council and the contractor would like to apologise to anyone affected by the works in advance and assure them all efforts will be made to minimise disruption.”

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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