Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne has welcomed Irish Water’s plan to end the discharge of raw sewage in County Wexford, which will include treatment plants in Arthurstown and Kilmore Quay.
Irish Water has confirmed that it has acquired and secured planning permission for a new wastewater treatment plant in Arthurstown, which will serve a catchment area of 4,000 people in the Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon areas. Works will get underway next year with the project due to be completed in 2023.
Irish Water expects to commence works on a treatment plant in Kilmore Quay by the end of 2021, with the project due to be completed in 2023.
Minister Browne commented,
“this is welcome news for south Wexford communities as these developments are long overdue. It is vital to see the elimination of the direct discharge of untreated wastewater into the sea. The plants in Arthurstown and Kilmore Quay will greatly benefit these south Wexford communities.
“I commend the Wexford County Council and Irish Water engineers and officers who have worked on this project to date and I will continue to seek the speedy delivery of these important projects”.