By Dan Walsh
A new sewerage scheme and wastewater treatment infrastructure for Kilmore Quay will commence in the coming weeks. It was announced today Jon Sisk and Sons Ltd. has signed the contract with Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, to carry out works to end the discharge of raw sewage into the Eastern Celtic Sea with works on the project due for completion in 2024.
Once completed, the new sewer infrastructure will ensure compliance with wastewater discharge regulations. It will also improve the performance of the sewer network and water quality in the receiving waters and the Celtic Irish Sea. The new scheme will involve the design and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, underground pumping stations, pipelines, as well as testing and commissioning works.
Séamus Glynn, Regional Infrastructure Lead with Irish Water said; “We are looking forward to delivering this important project on behalf of the local community in Kilmore Quay. This project will improve water quality around the quay and wider harbour area, enhance the amenity value of the coastal waters and ensure compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of urban wastewater. All new infrastructure has been sized to accommodate future population growth and will play an integral part in the development of Kilmore Quay.”
Cllr Jim Moore, Cathaoirleach of Rosslare Municipal District expressed his delight at the announcement. “I am delighted to see this most welcome infrastructure which will give a huge impetus to the development of Kilmore Quay in terms of environment, industry, community, housing, and tourism. I would like to thank all concerned for their efforts in reaching this important milestone for Kilmore Quay and the surrounding district and region.”
Director of Services with Wexford County Council Eamonn Hore stated; “It has been a long road to get to this point however the future is bright for Kilmore Quay following this fantastic news. Together with the current sewerage scheme works in Arthurstown, Ballyhack and Duncannon this represents a major improvement in Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure in County Wexford.”
Mr Hore added that Irish Water and the appointed Contractor, Jon Sisk & Sons Ltd. will be in contact with the local community in Kilmore Quay in advance of works commencing and throughout the delivery stage of the project.
The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also make contact on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. Updates are available on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website.