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Project Benefits

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.

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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.

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