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Design & Procurement: 2020 – 2021 approximately

Irish Water will hold a public procurement process to appoint contractor(s) to design, build and operate the GDD project.

Construction: 2022 – 2026

Construction of the GDD wastewater treatment plant and the associated orbital sewer, pumping station and marine outfall is estimated to take three years and will begin, in accordance with the planning permission, in 2022.

Irish Water will liaise closely with local communities throughout construction and is committed to ensuring that all works will be undertaken in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

It is intended that the new regional wastewater treatment facility and associated infrastructure serving greater Dublin will become operational from 2026 and will protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate the development of our communities and business to 2050 and beyond.

The GDD project, when combined with other plant and network upgrades, will achieve the strategic objectives of the Greater Dublin Strategic Drainage Study (2005), meeting the need for additional wastewater treatment capacity for greater Dublin into the future. The GDD project is a key part of Irish Water’s Water Services Strategic Plan 2015-2040.