Crews probe cause of odours at Cavan plant

Review of treatment processes underway by Uisce Éireann

Process optimisation works are ongoing at the Cavan Wastewater Treatment Plant in an attempt to resolve odours and other potential environmental issues.

Uisce Éireann has released a statement this morning confirming that crews are on the ground carrying out an essential review of the current treatment processes to resolve any potential odour issues as quickly as possible.

Speaking about the works, Uisce Éireann’s regional operations lead, Peter Gallagher said: “Uisce Éireann, working closely with Cavan County Council is committed to resolving any potential odour issues at the plant due to increased loads from the sewer network." If odour issues are noted, please contact the Uisce Éireann Customer Care Centre helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

Mr Gallagher says it's important that people ring as soon as they detect any smell.

"Real time reporting allows for the investigation of the reported odour as close to the time of the incident as possible," he said.

“Uisce Éireann is committed to safeguarding the local environment and returning wastewater safely to the environment. In Cavan there is varying capacity in our sewers and wastewater treatment plants. This means we must regularly carefully assess and regulate all discharges to our sewer/wastewater network in order to ensure that public health, our operations and the environment are fully protected," added Mr Gallagher.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland.