Kilmallock Wastewater Treatment Plant Contracts Signed

Limerick County Council and Coffey Water have signed contracts for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in Kilmallock. The new plant will replace the existing waste water treatment facility which was built in the 1940’s. Work on the contract, valued at Eur2.44 million, will commence shortly with the new plant expected to be … Read more

Ireland Hosts World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy – 13–18 May – Dublin Convention Centre

Ireland is preparing to host a major international Congress on Water, Climate and Energy over six days at the Dublin Convention Centre, from 13th -18th May. Several hundred delegates from over 60 countries will debate with world experts in various disciplines, the issues that impact on all facets of water, climate, energy and food – … Read more

Fingal Co Council to Consider All Submissions For Greater Dublin Drainage Project

Fingal County Council confirms that the issues people raised in the more than 10,000 submissions received during the recent consultation for the Greater Dublin Drainage project, are being considered by the project’s technical and environmental specialists in advance of any further shortlisting of sites, in early summer. The Greater Dublin Drainage project will identify a … Read more

Improvements in Ireland’s Water Quality

The latest report on water quality in Ireland by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found evidence of improvements in water quality in Ireland. However, continued actions across a range of sectors are needed if Ireland is to achieve its European water quality obligations. The report, ‘Water Quality in Ireland 2007 – 2009’, is a … Read more

NI Water Fined For River Pollution

NI Water has pleaded guilty to causing a pollution incident from its Sandholes Sewage Pumping Station on 31st March 2009. The incident is linked to complications at the pumping station causing it to temporarily shut down and cause a discharge into Killymoon River. NI Water was fined £500 plus £34 costs. Throughout the process, NI … Read more

New £23 Million Wastewater Treatment Facility For Antrim

NI Water has opened a new £23 million wastewater treatment works at Antrim. The project, which is designed to cater for a population of 87,000, included the upgrading of the facility and improving the wastewater infrastructure in Antrim and the surrounding area including parts of Crumlin, Randalstown and Templepatrick. The facility has been designed to … Read more

Guidance on Wetlands Sewerage Systems

A new guidance document on constructed wetlands has been launched. Integrated constructed wetlands (ICWs) are natural sewerage systems which are very kind to the environment. They can deal with farmyard soiled water and domestic wastewater applications. They consist of a series of connected ponds, through which the polluted water flows. Nutrient removal is facilitated by … Read more

Wastewater Treatment Scheme For West Cork Approved

The Government has approved Cork County Council’s preliminary report on upgrading the sewerage infrastructure in the villages of Courtmacsherry and Timoleague and the scheme has been included for funding under the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012. The scheme involves the upgrading and expansion of the collection system at both Courtmacsherry and Timoleague and the provision … Read more

Intelligent Pump Cleaning Cuts Maintenance at Skerries Pumping Station

The installation of an AC drive with an advanced software tool has dramatically cut call-outs for blockages at an Irish County Council pumping station. Control Techniques’ IPC Lite software has been fitted to a replacement Commander SK AC drive at a pumping station at Kelly’s Bay, Skerries in North County Dublin, and has cut callouts … Read more

EPA Issues Waste Water Discharge Licence for Greater Dublin Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a waste water discharge licence for the Greater Dublin Area Agglomeration in accordance with the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations, 2007. The Agglomeration is served by one waste water treatment plant (WWTP) at Ringsend. The licence has been issued to Dublin City Council (lead authority) and the joint … Read more