The proposed plans for the new Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant are at an advanced stage according to Irish Water. The badly needed plant will improve the water quality in Arklow by ceasing the discharge of raw sewage into the Avoca river.
Michael Tinsley, Portfolio Delivery Manager with Irish Water, said “Eliminating the discharge of untreated wastewater into the River Avoca continues to be a key priority for Irish Water. This project is critical in ending this current practice and safeguarding the wastewater system in Arklow for the future.
“When completed, the new Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant will have significant benefits for both residents and businesses as well as tourists that visit the area as it will improve the water quality in the River Avoca and enable future economic growth. We will continue to work closely with the local community and will issue further updates as we progress with this vital project”.
The facility will be located on the old wallboard factory site with construction set to begin in the second half of 2021.
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