Construction has begun on a new 7 million euro pump station in Ferrybank.
Waterford City and County Council along with Irish Water are undertaking the construction in an effort to improve the overall wastewater infrastructure.
The project will see the upgraded station replace the existing pump station.
It will be relocated to the former Dunlop site, which now forms part of the North Quays Strategic Development one.
The new pump station will have greater storage to significantly reduce the frequency of sewage overflows into the river Suir during wet weather events.
Commenting on the upgrade the Mayor of Waterford Cllr John O Leary said that the investment "will improve flood protection, reduce the sites carbon footprint and facilitate future development as the area grows."
While Lisa Cogan from Irish Water said the local community will see the benefits "for years to come in terms of health, environment and improved water quality."
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