22 June 2020 Go back to News
Wastewater improvement works safeguarding the environment in Ardee have been completed
Completion of upgrade works to the wastewater infrastructure in Ardee
Irish Water is delighted to mark the completion of upgrade works to the wastewater infrastructure in Ardee, County Louth. Upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant, improvements to the sewer network and the construction of a new wastewater pumping station in Ardee will safeguard the environment and support the economic and social development of the town and surrounding areas. The works were carried out by Wills Brothers Ltd and EPS Group on behalf of Irish Water and will ensure that the wastewater treatment facilities are fully compliant with EU Urban Wastewater Directives.
The upgrade works involved modernising and improving the performance of the wastewater treatment plant to meet the current needs of the area and to allow for social and economic growth in Ardee. Irish Water has also constructed or replaced almost 1km of sewers and built a new wastewater pumping station to reduce potential sewer flooding, odour issues and sewer overflows into the River Dee improving local water quality.
Investment in wastewater infrastructure
Commenting on the completion of this vital project, John Joyce, Irish Water said “This project represents an investment of €7.5 million by Irish Water and will safeguard the environment by improving the wastewater system, ensuring that there is capacity for future growth in Ardee. Irish Water is investing in wastewater infrastructure right across the country. We are building new wastewater treatment plants, upgrading old plants and laying new sewers, with other projects in Louth including Carlingford and Blackrock wastewater treatment plant upgrades which are almost complete. However, it is still really important that people recognise the impact of what they flush so the network can function efficiently and effectively. We all have a role in safeguarding our wastewater network and the environment and we are reminding the public to “Think Before You Flush.” Flushing inappropriate items like wet wipes, face masks, latex gloves have a negative impact on the wastewater network and our marine environment.”
Irish Water continues to work at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services.
For more on wastewater projects in Louth and your local area visit our Projects and Plans section.