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Uisce Éireann invests €25m in Ballyjamesduff Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Cavan County Council is proud to announce that works have commenced on the long-awaited upgrade of Ballyjamesduff Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The €25m investment promises a host of benefits for Ballyjamesduff's community, including enhanced water quality, improved amenity value, and compliance with environmental regulations.  

This project sets the stage for a cleaner, more sustainable future and enables growth for the local economy. 

In Ballyjamesduff, work has begun on upgrading the existing treatment plant ensuring wastewater is treated to the appropriate environmental standards. The modernisation effort includes upgrading the wastewater treatment plant alongside the existing storm tanks and the construction of a new administration building. The new plant, serving a population equivalent of 5,200, will provide treatment of all wastewater in compliance with EU directives and EPA licencing requirements. 

The works will bring "real advantages to Ballyjamesduff and the environment, which will undoubtedly foster future community growth", according to Uisce Éireann's Portfolio Manager, Patrick Greene.  

"This project represents a substantial investment which will boost the area by enhancing the local environment, improving water quality and ensuring that wastewater is treated appropriately to meet regulatory standards.

"Ballyjamesduff Wastewater Treatment Plant is a crucial piece of infrastructure for Cavan 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 Cavan.

Patrick added: "I want to take this opportunity to thank the community of Ballyjamesduff for their ongoing support and patience throughout the delivery of this vital wastewater upgrade for the community.

Veolia Water is carrying out the work on behalf of Uisce Éireann which is due to be completed in 2027.

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.

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