Ir­ish Wa­ter CPO Swords lands for out­fall work

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

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,

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