€25M upgrade for BJD wastewater treatment plant

Project due for completion in 2027

Uisce Éireann is set to invest €25m in a wastewater treatment plant upgrade in Ballyjamesduff. The works, in partnership with Cavan County Council, commenced last week and the project is expected to be completed in 2027.

Cllr Trevor Smith (FG) told The Anglo-Celt that these latest developments are “welcome”. He said it signals a new dawn for Ballyjamesduff and its environs as the new facility will support population growth in the years to come.

“This is a vote of confidence in Ballyjamesduff,” continued Cllr Smith.

“The current plant supports a population of 2,000 and there is a population of just under 3,000 now, and it's at capacity. This upgrade means that a population of 5,000 people can be provided for in the years ahead.”

Cllr Smith went on to say that the development is also environmentally friendly and will improve water quality in the locality.

“This really is future proofing Ballyjamesduff for the generations to come,” he added.

“It’s also better for the environment and water quality in the area will improve. Works started this week and, all going well and with no delays, the new plant will be completed in 2027.”

Meanwhile, Uisce Eireann says the upgrade promises a host of benefits for Ballyjamesduff’s community including enhanced water quality, improved amenity value, and compliance with environmental regulations.

“This project sets the stage for a cleaner, more sustainable future and enables growth for the local economy,” the company’s portfolio manager, Patrick Greene added.

“The Ballyjamesduff plant is a crucial piece of infrastructure for Cavan and once the upgrade works have been completed, we will be able to ensure that we can accommodate future growth and protect the environment, in a more efficient way.

“The project reflects Uisce Éireann’s commitment to the efficient delivery of critical infrastructure in order to support local communities across Cavan. I want to take this opportunity to thank the community of Ballyjamesduff for their ongoing support and patience throughout the delivery of this vital wastewater upgrade for the community.”