Irish Water has sole responsibility for the cleaning and maintenance of the public sewer network. We also operate a network of wastewater treatment plants across Ireland.
What is wastewater
The most common example of wastewater is liquid sewage that is discharged from homes and business and is unfit for human consumption. Wastewater from your home comes from human waste, soaps, detergent, food remnants, fats, oils and greases and any other items that may find their way into the sewage system.
How wastewater is treated
The objective of our wastewater treatment plants is to produce cleaned water that will not harm or pollute the surrounding environment when it is discharged into it. To achieve this, numerous processes take place when wastewater enters the plant.
Wetland treatment of wastewater
A constructed wetland is a sustainable wastewater treatment system that is designed to look and function as a natural wetland. They treat wastewater from small, rural communities in an environmentally-friendly way.