Monday 20 August 2018

Nasty niffs at Swords treatment facility

Neighbours of Swords Waste Water Treatment Plant have once again been subjected to a leakage of unpleasant odours from the plant, following a 'mechanical failure'.

Irish Water said it is 'aware of an odour issue due to a mechanical failure at the Swords Wastewater Treatment Plant and is working with our contractor and Fingal County Council staff to resolve the issue.'

Irish Water said it is working to carry out the necessary repairs 'as soon as possible'.

The incident has been reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A spokesperson for Irish Water said: 'Irish Water would like to apologise to residents, businesses and others in the area of the Waste Water Treatment Plant at Swords for the current issues and any inconvenience that this might cause.

'Further information is available on the service update section of our website at on Twitter @IWCare or customers can call our customer care helpline 24/7 on 1820 278 278.'

Meanwhile, the €22 million upgrade of the plant is progressing which will significantly increase its capacity.

Fingal Independent