Welcome to our first e-zine of 2015, to update you on the progress of the Greater Dublin Drainage Project (GDD), upcoming activities and details of environmental surveys being undertaken as part of the ongoing preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement … Continue reading
Welcome to Greater Dublin Drainage
Greater Dublin Drainage is needed to provide wastewater treatment capacity for the Dublin region.
The Greater Dublin Drainage team completed a site selection process in 2013 and identified the preferred option as being:
- an underground orbital sewer and two pumping stations;
- a wastewater treatment plant (WwTP) on a 23-hectare site at Clonshagh (Clonshaugh);
- an outfall pipe from the wastewater treatment discharging 1km north-east of Ireland’s Eye (6km out to sea)
Following completion of the site selection process and extensive input from public consultation in 2013, Irish Water is progressing the studies required to prepare the planning application for the GDD project. A number of additional studies are now underway or planned to inform the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These include Marine Ground Investigations in Baldoyle Bay.
Irish Water is managing the planning stages of the GDD project which involves the preparation of a planning application to be submitted towards the end of 2016 to the independent planning authority, An Bord Pleanála, for its adjudication.
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