Irish Water CPO Swords lands for outfall work
IRISH water has confirmed the Compulsory Purchase of lands in Swords to progress an upgrade of the Broadmeadow outfall from the €22 million upgraded Swords Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Irish Water has published confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the necessary lands for the project off Estuary Road in Seatown West and adjacent to Lissenhall Park and Gartan Drive in Seatown West in Swords.
Irish Water says the upgrade of the outfall will help to protect the Broadmeadow Estuary.
The utility is progressing upgrade to the outfall pipe for the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant which is part of the overall upgrade works to the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant.
This phase of the project requires an upgrade to the outfall pipe at Broadmeadow Estuary to support the future increased treatment capacity at the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant and to protect the environment from wastewater pollution, according to Irish Water. Following confirmation of the CPO, Irish Water now intends to open a tender competition for a contractor to complete the works which are expected to last for up to a maximum of six months. Commenting on the announcement, Paul Fallon, Wastewater Infrastructure Manager, at Irish Water said: ‘Irish Water is committed to investing in the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Swords to support the needs of this fast growing population.
‘ The upgrade to the outfall pipe at Broadmeadow will provide a cleaner environment for the community. The granting of the Compulsory Purchase Order will enable us to continue to progress this project.’
Irish Water spent over €530 million on water services in 2016. Capital investment of around €700 million per year is needed for a ‘sustained period of several decades’ to address the condition of Ireland’s water infrastructure, according to the utility.
The upgrade of the Swords Wastewater Treatment plant is continuing,