Staleen Water Treatment Plant Upgrade & Pipeline Project
Irish Water, working in partnership with Louth County Council, is investing a total of €19 million in the Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath Water Supply Schemes. This significant investment will upgrade the Staleen Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and construct a new pipeline to replace the current aging pipeline which has burst twice in the past year.
Works to upgrade the Staleen Water Treatment Plant have been ongoing for a number of months. Irish Water has now commenced works on the pipeline element of the project. Once complete the old pipeline, that has experienced two significant bursts in the past year, can be decommissioned. The new pipeline will help to ensure the delivery of a safe, secure and reliable water supply to Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath.
Irish Water expects works to the pipeline to be completed by the end of 2018.
What are the benefits of this project?
- The upgraded Water Treatment Plant and new pipeline will ensure that Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath have a safe, secure, reliable water supply.
- The new treatment plant will ensure that the water supply is removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Remedial Action List (RAL) for exceedances of THMs (trihalomethanes).
What is involved as part of this project?
- Upgrade of treatment facilities at the Staleen WTP
- Improvement of works at Roughgrange Pumping Stations