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Boost for Ballyvaughan with the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant

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We are delighted to confirm that the construction of a brand new wastewater treatment plant in beautiful Ballyvaughan will get underway in the coming weeks.

This multi-million-euro investment will see the construction of a new wastewater plant that will service a population equivalent of almost 1,050 in the picturesque coastal village.

Working in partnership with Clare County Council, Uisce Éireann is committed to ending the unacceptable practice of untreated wastewater being discharged into Ballyvaughan Bay.

The new wastewater treatment plant will bring a host of benefits to Ballyvaughan including significantly improving the water quality in Ballyvaughan Bay; better health and integrity of the environment; and will ensure there is capacity available for future social and economic growth in the area.

As Ballyvaughan is an important tourist destination, the project will also improve water quality for recreational swimming, surfers, fishing, boating, and sightseeing. Crucially, this project will ensure compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of wastewater.

Commenting on the benefits of this vital infrastructure for the community, Esther White, Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann, said:

“We are delighted to be commencing construction of this significant project for the local community in Ballyvaughan. This project will end the current practice of discharging untreated wastewater into the Ballyvaughan Bay, thereby, improving water quality and protecting marine life. The project reflects Uisce Éireann’s ongoing commitment to the efficient delivery of critical infrastructure to support growth in local communities across County Clare as the new plant has been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population.”

EPS Group is delivering the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

This project in Ballyvaughan is one example of how Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Clare County Council to protect our environment and support the local community to thrive. Projects were recently completed to eliminate the discharge of raw sewage in Clarecastle and Liscannor. Works are nearing completion on the new Kilrush wastewater treatment plant, with planning underway for Kilkee.

We will endeavour to keep the local community and stakeholders updated as this project progresses. For more information, please visit our the Local Project Page.

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