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Waste water

We operates and maintains 23 waste water treatment plants on behalf of Irish Water, with the foul sewer network collecting effluent from approximately 14,800 premises in the County.

Monitoring of the treated effluent from the plants in 2018 showed substantial compliance with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive and the conditions of the Discharge Licences and Certificates of Authorisation issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Discharge Licences

Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations 2007 require that most treatment plants must operate under a licence from the EPA. Details of Westmeath County Council waste water discharge licences can be viewed on the EPA website.

Waste Water Monitoring

Waste water monitoring results can be viewed online - Online Waste water Monitoring


Useful Links


If you want to report a blocked sewer, please contact Irish Water @ 1890 278 278 (LoCall),  webIrish Water, twitter: @IrishwWater.

If you want to complain about odour or noise from a treatment plant, please contact Irish Water @ 1890 278 278 (LoCall),  web: Irish Water, twitter: @IrishWater