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Doldrum Bay Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Uisce Éireann is progressing plans as part of a project to end the discharge of raw sewage to Doldrum Bay.

Uisce Éireann, working with Fingal County Council, is progressing with plans to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in Doldrum Bay, Howth. Approximately 45 properties are currently connected to the Doldrum Bay outfall by a 1.7km foul sewer network. Much of this wastewater effluent is currently untreated.

The practice of discharging untreated wastewater is unacceptable and Uisce Éireann intends to rectify this problem. This project will ensure that there is adequate treatment of wastewater, for now and into the future, as well as protecting human health and safeguarding the environment.

The building, repair and upgrading of Uisce Éireann's water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water and sewer network will require a multi-billion-euro investment programme over many years. Uisce Éireann is committed to improving wastewater treatment and capacity across the country.


What are the benefits of this project?

When complete, this project will:

  • Improve water quality in the receiving waters
  • Benefit local communities, swimmers, surfers and tourism
  • Safeguard human and environmental health
  • Protect our marine life
  • Ensure compliance with European regulatory standards

What is happening now?

Uisce Éireann has submitted a planning application for these proposed works.

For more information on the improvements Uisce Éireann is making to water and wastewater services across Ireland, please visit our Projects and Plans page, or contact us on 1800 278 278.

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