€19m of new wastewater infrastructure in the pipeline for two Tipperary towns

15 December 2022

Uisce Éireann is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure for the towns of Ballina and Newport. 

These important projects will eliminate the discharge of poorly treated wastewater into the receiving waters resulting in improved water quality. Other benefits will include accommodating future population growth of the surrounding areas and enhancing local amenities. 

Speaking about this milestone, Seamus Glynn, Asset Delivery Regional Lead with Uisce Éireann, said: “We are delighted to be delivering these important projects on behalf of the communities in Ballina and Newport.  

“The existing infrastructure serving both areas is overloaded and outdated. This significant investment will allow us to provide a quality service and will boost both towns by enhancing the local environment and improving water quality in the receiving waters. 

Seamus added: “These projects are another example of Uisce Éireann’s commitment to providing quality water and wastewater services for the people of Tipperary.  

Uisce Éireann has, and will continue to, invest in water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the premier county. These projects have been long-awaited but finally we have boots on the ground and are eager to get going. The works will be carried out by 2025 but the project will benefit the county for decades to come. We would like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation as we carry out this work.”

“We look forward to working with our colleagues in Tipperary County Council, Ward and Burke, and most importantly - the people of Ballina and Newport to deliver these vital upgrades of wastewater infrastructure.” 

Works are due to commence in Ballina in January and are expected to be completed by the end of 2024. Works in Newport are expected to commence mid 2023 and are expected to be completed by the end of 2024. Ward and Burke have signed the contract to carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Any person or business wishing to get a new connection to public wastewater collection infrastructure must contact Uisce Éireann. You can make a pre-connection enquiry to establish whether a connection to the public network is feasible, where the connection can be made and any associated charges. For more information, please visit the Connections section of our website.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support growth in our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.