Arklow Main Drainage
Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Nov 2015 – Ongoing
Water engineering – Drainage Networks, Wastewater
Services (Technical Disciplines):
Wastewater reuse and treatment
Project Objectives/ Outcomes:
To eliminate untreated wastewater discharge to the Avoca river, development plans were drawn up for a new wastewater treatment plant in Arklow, Co. Wicklow. The project will entail the construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant to treat 36,000 PE with a new sea or river outfall. When completed, the Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to the local area in terms of human health and improved water quality.
ByrneLooby in collaboration with Arup was appointed to design preferred routes, so the interceptor sewers can gather the outfall and transport it to the new treatment plant. Given the location of existing untreated outfalls and transport flows to the new treatment plant, the challenge was to find the optimal alignment of sewers, in what are, difficult ground conditions.
ByrneLooby’s expertise in tunnelling and geotechnics combined with their expertise in water and network design enabled the team to devise the optimum solution. This project continues their historic involvement in delivering water infrastructure in Arklow, having previously been appointed as engineer for the Arklow Water Supply Scheme.
When completed, the Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to the local area in terms of human health and improved water quality.
Geoscience Ireland Contact:
Siobhan Warfield – marketing@ByrneLooby.com