Delay to upgrading of Bonmahon's waste water treatment plant

Delay to upgrading of Bonmahon's waste water treatment plant

It's likely to take a minimum of six years for the upgrading of the waste water treatment plant in Bonmahon to be completed.

The latest update on the issue was provided to Councillors at the recent Comeragh District meeting of Waterford Council.

Independent Councillor Declan Clune has expressed his dissatisfaction and says previous promises made on the issue haven't come to fruition.

"On March 22nd a meeting took place over Zoom which I attended with Cllr Liam Brazil," he explained.


"We were told it would be six to eight years before any work would even begin on the waste water treatment facility in Bonmahon -  to say I was shocked is an understatement."

He outlined the urgent need for a new facility.

"It's crucial for the area," he said.



Cllr Declan Clune

"Untreated waste is going into the River Mahon and then into the bay - this has implications for the health of swimmers, aquatic life etc. It's 2023 and it's completely unacceptable that this situation still exists."

He is among those who has been meeting with residents to discuss the issue and  paid tribute to their efforts.

"I have to commend the residents of Bonmahon who have led a huge campaign," he said.

Cllr Clune added that he expects to meet with the residents in the coming days and weeks.

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