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The ICW of Clonaslee is comprised of a series of five ponds and two receiving settlement ponds. The large wetland area facilitates opportunities for the various treatment process (physical, biological & chemical ) to occur. The final effluent is discharged into the River Clodiagh.
Sewage from the town gravitates to the site and is pumped to the ICW. It flows through a series of ponds where it is treated, and finally discharges to the River Clodiagh. Each wetland pond is planted with a variety of emergent plant species which not only provides treatment for inflowing waters but also enhances the biodiversity and amenity of the area.
Specialist monitoring equipment is installed at the inlet and outlet points in order to measure flow and nutrient quality of the effluent. All data is transmitted to a computer based control system which monitors and controls data.
Construction began in August 2011 and works were completed in May 2012.
The site was officially opened by Mr Phil Hogan TD on Friday February 8th 2013
Waterways Ireland – is responsible for the management, maintenance and restoration of the inland navigable waterway system throughout the island.
Improvements/ Upgrade Works to footpaths and fences along Locks 1 – 7 on the Royal Canal and the 2nd Lock of The Grand Canal.
Over the years, footpaths have become rutted, sunken and waterlogged, and tree roots were protruding in places. Work involved upgrading these areas so making them suitable for maintenance vehicles and pedestrian traffic. It also enables Waterways Ireland staff and boat users to operate the locks safely.
Work commenced on October 17th 2012, and was completed in January 2013
The Knocks is located between Mountrath/Ballyfin Portlaoise Co Laois. The existing waterworks was built pre 1907, and has supplies water to Mountrath/Portlaoise and surrounding area. The existing water storage tanks are in poor repair and there is only one tank in use. The works involve providing a rising main and distribution main from the existing boreholes located at The Knocks Ballyfin, to a new reservoir site some 460m away in The Knocks townsland. We, as main contractors commenced work on October 22nd 2012, and are due to complete works at the end of March 2013.