Works to be completed this week

Irish Water is working with Fingal County Council to repair a burst process water pipe at the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant. This pipe impacts the treatment process within the plant and will result in an odour from the plant over the coming days. Council Staff are currently working to resolve the issue and to make the necessary repairs as soon as possible. Irish Water expect that these repairs will be completed this week.

Burnt biogas may be contributing to the odour issues

In addition to the above, the Combined Heat & Power units at Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant are in limited operation, resulting in additional biogas being burnt off via the gas flare, which may be contributing to the odour issues. Swords WWTP staff are also in the process of replacing the odour control media of the odour control units on site. This should be completed in the coming weeks.

Deodorising mist currently being applied

Unfortunately due to the nature of the burst it is anticipated that there will be an increase in the levels of odour in the area which may remain for a number of days. Staff at the plant are currently applying a deodorising mist around the site to reduce odour levels.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused as a result of this incident.

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