Commitment to Clare communities continues with completed €3.2m Clarecastle Sewerage Scheme

06 June 2023

Clarecastle is a village famed for its rich maritime heritage and vital infrastructure delivered by Uisce Éireann will benefit the local community, environment and economic development for decades to come.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Clare County Council, successfully completed the construction of the Clarecastle Sewerage Scheme that has ended the discharge of raw sewage into the River Fergus and Shannon Estuary. This important infrastructure will ensure compliance with wastewater discharge regulations as well as improving water quality in River Fergus and Shannon Estuary. Furthermore, it will protect recreational water whilst protecting the integrity of the local marine environment. 

Speaking about the €3.2m investment in Clarecastle, Seamus Glynn, Programme Manager with Uisce Éireann, said: “We are proud to have delivered this important project for the local community in Clarecastle. This infrastructure puts an end to the discharge of untreated wastewater into River Fergus and Shannon Estuary. The local environment has been enhanced as a result of these works and it ensures a platform for social and economic development of the area well into the future.”

A new below ground Pumping Station at the site of the existing Quay Road Pump Station has been installed and a new rising main pipeline has been constructed along Quay Road, Barrack Street and the Ennis Road to transfer sewage from Quay Road Pumping Station for treatment at the existing Clareabbey Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

These essential works were delivered by Shareridge on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

This infrastructure has ended the discharge of untreated sewage into the River Fergus and the Shannon Estuary via the existing outfall in Clarecastle and Uisce Éireann’s commitment to Clare communities continues. Uisce Eireann’s delivery of the Clarecastle Sewerage Scheme is another milestone in eliminating the discharge of raw sewage across the Banner County. 

In Clare, plans are also well progressed to construct wastewater treatment infrastructure in Liscannor and Kilrush with works already underway. Works are also planned to end the discharge of raw sewage in Ballyvaughan and Kilkee.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit