Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) is a project to develop a new regional wastewater treatment facility and associated infrastructure to serve north Dublin and parts of the surrounding counties of Kildare and Meath.

As our population and economy grows, so too does the volume of wastewater. The amount of wastewater generated in greater Dublin is projected to increase by over 50% in the period to 2050. We must collect and treat this wastewater so that the treated water can be safely returned to the environment.

In June 2018, Irish Water made a planning application for strategic infrastructure development to An Bord Pleanála for the Greater Dublin Drainage Project. Irish Water welcomes the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) Project.

GDD represents the next major step in the development of our wastewater infrastructure for Dublin and the surrounding counties. Once operational from 2026, the GDD project will have the capacity to provide wastewater treatment for the equivalent of half a million people living and working in this area.

GDD is a key part of Irish Water’s investment in new wastewater infrastructure in greater Dublin and will protect public health, safeguard our environment and facilitate growth to 2050

Click here to view the GDD planning application.

Click here to view the An Bord Pleanála planning permission.

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Surveys of the Project Area

January 2020: A number of surveys will take place from January 2020 as part of the preparatory work prior to construction of the GDD project. The surveys will be taking place at the wastewater treatment plant site at Clonshaugh, at … Continue reading

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