Opening of Waterford Grouped Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme

The Waterford Grouped Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme and Wastewater Treatment Plants will be officially opened by Senator Paudie Coffey today, Thursday 6th October 2016.

The project, which was delivered by Sorensen Civil Engineering and the EPS Group and involved a €24 million investment by Irish Water, has provided seven wastewater treatment plants in towns and villages across Co. Waterford including Ardmore, Ballyduff/Kilmeadan, Cappoquin, Dunmore East, Kilmacthomas, Stradbally and Tallow.  An EPS/ Sorensen Joint Venture partnership was awarded the contract for the construction of the new treatment plants in July 2014. The project included the design, specification, procurement, supply, construction, commissioning, testing, operation and maintenance of seven complete, fully functioning, wastewater treatment plants and outfall pipes in the seven towns/villages.

Photo: Dunmore East Wastewater Treatment Plant. Civil Contractors and designers Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd. Process and MEICA designers and mechanical contractors EPS.

The project will ensure the protection and improvement of water quality at the receiving locations which include seaside towns with busy tourist trades and popular fishing areas. The new wastewater treatment plants will serve a future population equivalent of 22,700, which will facilitate ongoing population growth and economic development in the respective towns and regions.

Photo: Ardmore Wastewater Treatment Plant marine outfall. The marine outfalls to all plants was carried out by Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd.

Commenting on the project, John Wallace, Contracts Director at Sorensen Civil Engineering said: “Sorensen and EPS are delighted to be involved in this locally beneficial project and are looking forward to supporting the community through the operate contract duration.’