Omeath Wastewater Network Upgrade

Irish Water is soon to commence wastewater upgrade works in Omeath, Co. Louth to improve water quality in Carlingford Lough.

Irish Water is soon to commence construction works to upgrade the wastewater network in Omeath, Co. Louth. The works will be delivered as part of the Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL) project. A €35m EU-funded project which aims to improve the quality of water in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through the upgrade of wastewater assets on both sides of the border.

Wastewater is currently discharged untreated to Carlingford Lough from Omeath. Irish Water is currently progressing plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant, separate to the SWELL project, in order to treat this wastewater.

The SWELL project focuses on the need to upgrade the sewer network at Omeath to improve how we transport the wastewater to the plant so it can be treated.
BSG Civil Engineering Ltd is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver the project. The main construction works will commence in early August 2021 with completion expected in November 2021.

The SWELL project is being funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project has been supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Location
Louth
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

Why is this project needed?

Wastewater is currently discharged untreated to Carlingford Lough from Omeath. Irish Water is currently progressing plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant, separate to the SWELL project, in order to treat this wastewater.

  • The SWELL project focuses on the need to upgrade the sewer network at Omeath to improve how we transport the wastewater to the plant so it can be treated.
  • Provide increased treatment capacity to meet current needs of the village, allow for future growth and reduce the impact of storm water overflows.
  • Improve water quality of Carlingford Lough.

What is involved as part of this project?

In order to overcome the current deficiencies, the following infrastructural upgrades will be delivered in Omeath:

  • CCTV survey of 1,857m of foul and combined sewers and internal survey of 60 manholes
  • Relining of 1,363m of foul and combined sewers
  • Localised repairs to 11 sections of foul and combined sewers (total length 494m)
  • Repairs to 38 No. manholes

Overview of proposed upgrade in Omeath