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  • Northside East

Irish Water makes its case for the sewage plant  

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1:00pm
Irish Water makes its case for the sewage plant  

Cllr Eoghan O’Brien (FF), left, and Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) at the Gresham Hotel for the oral hearing.

Irish Water makes its case for the sewage plant  

Cllr Eoghan O’Brien (FF), left, and Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) at the Gresham Hotel for the oral hearing.

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IN A statement, Irish Water said the Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) Project involves the development of a new regional wastewater treatment facility and associated drainage infrastructure to serve the growing population of the north Dublin area. 

It said the population of the Greater Dublin Area is projected to increase by almost half a million people by 2040. 

The volume of wastewater generated in the Dublin area is projected to increase by more than 50 percent over the next 30 years. 

Irish Water said the new regional wastewater treatment facility will protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate the sustainable social and economic growth of the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) to 2050.

Irish Water, Greater Dublin Drainage Project Manager, Jane Chambers told Northside People: “Greater Dublin Drainage is a once-in-a-generation project to ensure that the wastewater generated every day in our homes, schools and workplaces will continue to be treated safely in compliance with the EU and national wastewater treatment regulations. 

“Having adequate wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to facilitate housing provision and commercial development and to support the sustainable growth of the north Dublin area.”

Irish Water pointed out that the new plant will be located a minimum of 300 metres from the nearest inhabited dwelling and will be appropriately landscaped and screened. 

“All treatment processes at the new GDD facility will take place in enclosed buildings and in covered treatment tanks,” it said.  

“An odour control system will be installed at the GDD facility which will capture and filter odorous air. This will ensure that odour will not be an issue beyond the site boundary.

“The new regional facility, as proposed, is the most environmentally, technically and economically beneficial solution to meeting north Dublin’s long-term wastewater treatment needs and to supporting the sustainable development of the region.” 

 

Dublin Bay North TD Sean Haughey (FF) pictured with local residents outside the Gresham Hotel last week.

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