Mechanical failure blamed for bad odour at newly upgraded Swords WwTW
Irish Water has apologised to a community impacted by bad odour at its newly upgraded Swords Wastewater Treatment Works.
The company, which is working with its contractor and Fingal County Council to resolve the issue, said the odour problem has occurred because of a mechanical failure at the facility which impacts on the treatment process.
Irish Water said it is working to carry out the necessary repairs as soon as possible but “it is anticipated that there will be an odour in the area around the plant for a number of days. We apologise to the community impacted by the odour”.
It added: “Other aspects of the plant have been investigated and there are no other issues, said the company. The incident has been reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Irish Water would like to apologise to residents, businesses and others in the area of the wastewater treatment plant at Swords for the current bad odours and any inconvenience that this might cause.”
Irish Water has invested more than €22M to deliver an upgraded wastewater treatment plant for Swords and its surrounding area. The newly upgraded plant will be capable of handling the area's fast-growing population but will also protect the Broadmeadow Estuary, a valuable local amenity, from wastewater pollution. Completion of the upgrade is expected this autumn.
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