Dublin City Council is responsible for managing the infrastructure necessary for the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater from Dublin City, Fingal, South Dublin and parts of Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown and Meath County Councils. The divisions that maintain this infrastructure are Drainage Services and Wastewater Services.
The Drainage Services Division is responsible for maintenance of the foul, surface-water and combined sewer network and the operation of the Road Gully Cleaning and Repair Program. It manages the Fats, Oils and Grease Program, an environmental inspection program designed to prevent blockages in the public sewer network caused by unauthorised discharges from commercial kitchens.
It is also responsible for ensuring that new development complies with environmental legislation by ensuring:
- That capacity is available in the sewer network to facilitate development
- That new development is in line with flood risk management guidelines and is designed to be sufficiently protected from flooding from external sources, and does not cause an increased risk of flooding to other areas
- That sustainable design principles are incorporated into development to ensure good quality water status in rivers
- That the construction of new public drainage infrastructure and the diversion of existing infrastructure is carried out in accordance with best practice
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Wastewater Services Division
Wastewater Services Division is responsible for the treatment of Dublin City’s wastewater and the maintenance of it’s pumping stations. This wastewater is treated to EU standards at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works.
Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works Extension – Environmental Impact Statement
Copies of the EIS can be downloaded on our Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works Extension page
Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works Extension – Dumping at Sea Permit Application
Copies of the Dumping at Sea Permit Application can be downloaded on our Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works Extension page