Blessington Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Irish Water is upgrading the Blessington Wastewater Treatment Plant. These works will lead to increased treatment capability of the plant which will support social and economic growth in the area.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wicklow County Council, is progressing plans as part of an upgrade to the Blessington Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will upgrade the treatment processes at the existing wastewater treatment plant in Blessington. The existing wastewater treatment plant is currently overloaded. An upgrade is required to ensure there is capacity available for future social and economic growth in the area and to ensure compliance with national and EU legislation. Veolia Water Ireland will be carrying out the works on behalf of Irish Water.

In Progress

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Increased treatment capability of the plant, which will support social and economic growth in Blessington and the surrounding area
  • Provision of wastewater services that meet the needs of both domestic and commercial customers in Blessington and the surrounding area
  • Ensure that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency will be achieved

What is involved as part of this project?

The project will include the following works:

  • Increase the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant to serve a population equivalent of 9,000
  • Install a new Primary Treatment system, including pump station and two primary sedimentation tanks
  • Upgrade the existing Aeration Tanks
  • Install new Odour Control System and associated works

What are the next steps?

Irish Water have instructed Veolia Water Ireland to deliver this project. It is planned that these works will commence the coming weeks. We will endeavour to keep you updated as the project progresses.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services.