The Need for the Project
The project aims to provide wastewater treatment through the development of a new wastewater treatment plant at the Old Wallboard Factory, North Quay, Ferrybank, Arklow.
The project is important in terms of protecting the environment, facilitating economic development and providing for a growing population.
Environment, Health and Economic Benefits
As a result of this project, water quality in the Avoca River in Arklow will improve significantly. Cleaner water will enhance Arklow’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development. The project includes the capacity for future growth in the area.
Protecting the Environment and Public Health
The provision of a wastewater treatment plant for Arklow is a requirement under both European and national legislation. A sustainable wastewater treatment plant will bring benefits in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality.