Irish Water Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Development – Co. Louth
Project: Irish Water Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Development – Co. Louth
Client: Veolia Water/Irish Water
Services Provided: The WWTP development site contained an extensive infestation of the invasive plant species Japanese Knotweed that was impacting on the progress of development works. AVRIO were appointed by the client to develop a suitable program of works for the practical and cost-effective management of Japanese Knotweed at the development site. AVRIO completed the following services:
- Undertook an Invasive Species survey to establish the extent of Japanese Knotweed at the development site;
- The application to the NPWS for a licence under Regulation 49 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 to remove Japanese Knotweed from the site;
- Development of a site-specific Invasive Species Management Plan (ISMP) detailing the appropriate management methods to be implemented for Japanese Knotweed. The management methods implemented included a combination of the following:
- On-site burial;
- On-site bunding; and
- Excavation and removal to landfill.
- The provision of Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) to oversee and ensure works were undertaken in line with the project ISMP.
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