Location
Wexford
Status
In Progress
Investment
€7.6 million

Benefits

  • The new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) will bring benefits to Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
  • The proposed WWTP will improve the water quality in the Barrow Nore Suir Estuary
  • Cleaner water will enhance the amenity value of the beaches and harbours at Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon and act as a platform for social and economic development
  • The new pipes, pumping stations and wastewater treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and will facilitate future growth in the area
  • The project will assist with ensuring that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved

Steps

  • Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at Arthurstown that will serve a population equivalent of 1,875 which equates to stopping over 1500 wheelie bins of raw sewage being discharged to the estuary per day
  • Development of a new wastewater pumping stations near the existing outfalls at Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon to transfer wastewater to the new WWTP
  • Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP and treated water to the existing outfall pipe at Arthurstown
  • The existing outfall pipe at Arthurstown will safely discharge the treated wastewater effluent to the Barrow Nore Suir Estuary
  • This project is currently in the design and pre-planning stage

More information

For further information you can contact the Project Team at WexfordUWW@water.ie.

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