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A petition by [Dublin City] Councillor Chris Andrews calling on the Irish government and Irish Water/Ervia to stop breaching the European Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD), to fix the problems which are causing wastewater overflows, and give us a safe, clean and healthy Dublin Bay.

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Previously: The Brown Water Is Back

July 1

Yesterday

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.”

Anyone?

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

Previously: ‘Further Discharges Expected’

Eau De Toilet

A discharge from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant into Dublin Bay earlier this year

Irish Water has announced in a press release:

Irish Water is carrying out essential maintenance works at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in the coming days in order to reduce the risk of odours from the plant.

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 the primary clarifiers are effectively treated.

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

The works will start immediately and will take approximately five days. Irish Water would like to apologise for any odours that arise while the work is being carried out.

Previously: ‘Further Discharges Expected’

Pic: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots

A discharge from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant into Dublin Bay in February

Now that the public has been made aware that sewage is allowed flow into Dublin Bay with every heavy bouts of rain, we should not be waiting for a plant extension to cater for these events.

Land is plentiful down at Ringsend with numerous empty derelict buildings lying there for years. They should build a number of steel tanks to hold the “shock load” of these heavy rainfall events. This sewage can then be treated as normal when the weather is dry.

Surely a simpler, more practical and cheaper way of dealing with this problem?

Peadar Farrell,
Protect Dublin Bay,
Raheny, Dublin 5.

Eek.

Anyone?

Preventing sewage spills in Dublin Bay (The Irish Times letters page)

Pic: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots

A recent discharge from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant into Dublin Bay

A sewage leak into Dublin Bay has been blamed on increased construction work pushing rubble into the system.

An analysis by Irish Water of material arriving at the wastewater treatment plant in Ringsend after the incident two weeks ago found that it was not normal sewage.

The material contained substances that were “possibly entering the sewer network as a result of the increase in construction activity across the city”, the company said.

Rubble in sewers led to Dublin Bay pollution (Seán McCárthaigh, The Times Ireland edition)

Previously: ‘Further Discharges Expected’

Pic: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots