The Brown Water Is Back


July 1


Last Week, Irish Water released a press statement saying:

“Irish Water wish to advise that essential maintenance works at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to reduce the risk of odours from the plant are underway and will be completed on Friday, 30 August 2019.

“These works are essential maintenance works on one of the odour control units at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant, and involve replacing carbon odour control media to ensure any odours generated in that area of the plant are effectively treated. All other odour conrol units are operating effectively at present.

There may be intermittent odours while these works are carried out.”


Potential odour while essential maintenance is carried out at Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant (Irish Water)

Previously: ‘Further Discharges Expected’

Eau De Toilet

14 thoughts on “The Brown Water Is Back

  1. eoin

    At this stage, with so many discharges of raw pee and poo into Dublin Bay and the Liffey, and with this second notice about odours, Irish Water is just conditioning us to accept we have lost our waterways to raw sewage and that there should be a permanent odour of poo hanging over the place.

    Where is the EPA?

    Why hasn’t the galoot from Ranelagh, under whose aegis Irish Water operates, fired the board.

    1. Cian

      You can’t just magic away these problems. You need to actually deal with them, and that involves money. Lots of money.

      Irish Water should be rebranded as Irish Waste. And the water charge, rebranded as a waste water change. And anyone that doesn’t pay the charge will no longer have their waste taken away. This would create a revenue stream that would allow IW invest in the Victorian infrastructure and build a 21centuary water and waste system for Ireland.

      1. Nick

        How do you propose Irish Water prevents waste water from leaving a household seeing as the plumbing & gravity makes the discharge wastewater possible.Should a member of the Irish Water board make a house visit to block the toilet with number 2?

      2. george

        The problem is not the sewerage it is rainwater going into the same system as our sewerage causing overflows.

      3. pedeyw

        Charging people to let them use the loo will definitely cut down on unwanted human waste sitting around. I can see no flaw in this ingenious plan.

        1. Cian

          The other option is for central government to realise what a poo-storm this whole thing is, and to allocate generous, guaranteed funding five years in advance.

          But that is how our water/waste system has been funded for the last 100 years.
          “Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” is a definition of what?

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Lovely welcome for the visitors arriving from the UK, and even the cruise ships. They’ll be selling golden tickets next.

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