Pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on Ir­ish Water plans has now be­gun

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

NOW that a pre­ferred site for the biosolids stor­age fa­cil­ity has been named, Ir­ish Water is em­bark­ing on a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion process on its plans.

The pre­ferred site will now un­dergo fur­ther en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies and as­sess­ments as part of the prepa­ra­tion of a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the project. An En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact As­sess­ment Re­port (EIAR) and Natura Im­pact State­ment (NIS) will be pre­pared for the project. Ir­ish Water has pub­lished an EIAR/NIS scop­ing re­port and is now seek­ing feed­back on the pro­posed as­sess­ment method­ol­ogy. A six week con­sul­ta­tion has be­gun and runs un­til Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2017.

An­nounc­ing the third stage of pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion for this project, Donal O’con­nor, Project Man­ager, Ir­ish Water said: ‘The pop­u­la­tion of Dublin and the sur­round­ing coun­ties of Kil­dare, Meath and Wick­low is grow­ing. So too is eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity in this re­gion. Hav­ing ad­e­quate wastewater treat­ment in­fra­struc­ture in place is vi­tal to sup­port res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial devel­op­ment and to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment.’

Mr O’con­nor added: ‘Ir­ish Water is fo­cused on a strate­gic so­lu­tion for greater Dublin to ef­fec­tively and ef­fi­ciently man­age our wastewater treat­ment re­quire­ments. We are in­vest­ing in the wastewater in­fra­struc­ture across the re­gion to meet the grow­ing de­mand. The new Re­gional Biosolids Stor­age Fa­cil­ity will be a key part of our fu­ture wastewater in­fra­struc­ture within this re­gion.’

An open day, where the project team will meet the pub­lic, will take place on Tues­day, Septem­ber 12, at The White House Ho­tel, New­park, Co. Dublin, from 1pm to 8pm.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.