Arthurstown, Ballyhack & Duncannon Wastewater Treatment Plant
Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, has commenced works to end the discharge of raw sewage from Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon. This €12.8 million investment involves the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in Arthurstown which will also serve Ballyhack and Duncannon. SISK are carrying out works on behalf of Irish Water.
- 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
What is involved as part of this project?
The project includes:
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Arthurstown that will serve a population equivalent of 1,875 which will eliminate raw sewage being discharged to the estuary.
- Development of three new wastewater pumping stations near the existing outfalls at Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon and new pipelines to transfer wastewater to the new wastewater treatment plant.
- Construction of sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant 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.
What are the next steps?
- It is expected that the project will be completed in 2023.
- We will endeavour to keep the local community informed as this essential project progresses.
We’re working to eliminate raw sewage discharges in Ireland.
- Work is now complete on 16 areas around the country, where there was no sewage treatment before, for the equivalent of 100,000 people.
- This year alone we will start work in at least 12 areas around the country where raw sewage has been entering the sea for decades.
- We are on track to fully remove the majority of raw sewage discharges by the end of 2025.
- In Wexford, we are also progressing plans to construct wastewater infrastructure in Kilmore Quay. Subject to statutory consents such as planning and land acquisition these works will commence in 2021.