€2.4m wastewater treatment build starts in Ireland
Work on a €2.4m wastewater treatment plant at Kilmallock in County Limerick will begin later this month, replacing a 1940s plant which has been outgrown by the size of the local population.
Commissioned by Limerick County Council, the project is designed to improve water discharge into the River Loobagh and allow the town of Kilmallock to continue growing.
The global management and technical consultancy, WYG, who are supervising the construction say that local population growth over the years has left the old plant "heavily overloaded" resulting in effluent discharges becoming a "significant source of pollution" in the River Loobagh.
The new plant, which forms part of the Council's wider Sewerage Scheme for Kilmallock, will be completed in two phases.
Phase one will cater for a population of 4,000, up to year 2026, while phase two allows for further expansion, up to 2046, of a population of 8,000. The existing plant is currently catering for a population of 1500.
The completion date for the plant is next summer.