Public consultation on Castletroy Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Irish Water Project Lead Seamus Glynn

IRISH Water is planning an upgrade to the Castletroy Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to support existing and future population and economic growth.

Irish Water project lead Seamus Glynn said that the current Castletroy WWTP has been providing wastewater treatment to the area since the early 1990’s. It serves the East Limerick suburbs of Castletroy, Annacotty, Mountshannon and Castleconnell, as well as the University of Limerick and local businesses.

“It is currently operating at the upper limits of its capacity and Irish Water believes an upgrade is required to modernise the plant and increase the current capacity by over 70 per cent. This will ensure we continue to preserve the lower River Shannon and support economic and population growth in East Limerick.”

From now until July 15, Irish Water are looking for feedback from everyone in the community so that they can have their say.

“We welcome everyone’s views, which will help to shape the development of this project and I would like to thank the local residents and businesses in advance, as we progress delivering this vital project,” Mr Glynn added.

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The proposed upgrade at Castletroy WWTP will involve the construction of a new stormwater storage tank and a new primary sludge holding tank, installation of new primary treatment filters and lifting pump, and upgrades of the existing secondary treatment tanks and plant’s sludge treatment facilities.

An online presentation, followed by a live questions and answers session with the project team, will be held at 7pm on Saturday June 13. If you would like to attend the online briefing, email [email protected]

If you would like to make a submission, send it by July 15 via email to [email protected] or post to: Castletroy Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, JB Barry’s & Partners Ltd, Classon House, Dundrum Business Park, Dublin 14.