Uisce Éireann invest €9.7m in Carrickmacross Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

16 January 2023

With its rolling hills and bountiful lakes, Monaghan is already a fantastic place to live, work and visit. And as the county develops and grows, so too does demand for key infrastructure to support that growth. 

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Monaghan County Council is proud to announce that works have commenced on the long-awaited upgrade of Carrickmacross Wastewater Treatment Plant. Once operational, the upgraded wastewater treatment plant will not only ensure compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and protect water quality in the Longfield River, it will also support local housing and economic development.

Speaking about the project, Uisce Éireann’s Infrastructure Delivery Regional lead Patrick Greene said;

Carrickmacross Wastewater Treatment Plant is a crucial piece of infrastructure for Monaghan and once the upgrade works have been completed, we will be able to ensure that we can accommodate future growth and protect the environment, in a more efficient way. The project reflects Uisce Éireann’s commitment to the efficient delivery of critical infrastructure in order to support local communities across Monaghan.

Patrick added: “This project has been long-awaited but finally we have boots on the ground and are eager to get going. The works will be carried out by EPS and will take about two years to complete but the project will benefit county Monaghan for decades to come. We would like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation as we carry out this work.

The upgrade works will involve the construction of 3.3km of outfall pipeline which will safely discharge treated water into the Longfield River as well as the construction of a new road into the wastewater treatment plant. The completed upgrades will also modernise and improve the wastewater treatment process at the plant, ensuring water is treated in compliance with the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.

Uisce Éireann is committed to playing its part in the national drive to provide homes to people who need them by developing and prioritising the delivery of key wastewater service infrastructure. 

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.