ECOFACT have been responsible for the completion of Receiving Water Impact Assessments (RWIA), Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Appropriate Assessment Screening, Habitats Directive Assessments and water quality and hydrological modelling studies to contribute to Water Services projects being undertaken by large engineering consultancies, local authorities and private developments. These projects have included waste water treatment plant schemes and licensed discharges for surface waters including waterbodies designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SAC). Key Water Services projects recently undertaken by ECOFACT include RWIA, Appropriate Assessment and Water Quality Modelling studies.
If you need an assessment completed in relation to a waste-water discharge, please contact us at +353 61 419477
ECOFACT recently prepared Appropriate Assessments / Natura Impact Statements, for the purposes of the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations (2007), for 30 wastewater treatment plants in County Laois, and 20 waste water treatment plants in Co Kildare. All of these plants are located in the River Barrow and River Nore SAC. We have also recently completed the ecological elements of the Wexford Villages Sewerage Scheme, with regard to two urban centres on the River Slaney Estuary. We were also responsible for the completion of the Ecological / Habitats Assessment of the Cork Harbour Main Drainage Scheme and also the Ecological / Appropriate Assessment of the proposed Carna and Kilkieran Sewerage Scheme, Co. Galway. ECOFACT has also prepared Appropriate Assessments for other local authorities, including assessment for treatment plants at Athlone, Co. Westmeath; Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny; Mountbellew, Milltown, Craughwell and Claregalway, Co. Galway; Thurles, Co. Tipperary; and Burnfoot, Co. Donegal.