Commitment to Sligo communities continues with completed Rosses Point Sewerage Scheme
06 February 2024
Rosses Point, a village famed for its vibrant tourism sector and its popularity among surfers, will benefit from vital infrastructure delivered by Uisce Éireann, which will enhance the local community, environment and support economic development for decades to come. Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Sligo County Council, is delighted to announce the completion of a significant upgrade to the sewer network in Rosses Point.
Speaking about the significant investment in Rosses Point, Eunan Canavan, Programme Manager with Uisce Éireann, said: “We are proud to have delivered this important project for the local community in Rosses Point. This upgraded infrastructure has eliminated all non-compliant sewer over-flows and will improve water quality in bathing waters in the area."
Eunan added: “I would like to thank all our stakeholders including local residents, business owners, elected representatives, and the media for their support while we worked to complete this crucial project for the people of Rosses Point. The area is renowned for its water-based activities such as swimming, kitesurfing, fishing to name a few, and its busy tourism sector. This significant investment will boost the area by enhancing the local environment, protecting health and improve water quality on the bathing waters. It will also ensure that the wastewater infrastructure has capacity to meet future development needs in the area.”
The project involved the decommissioning of the current outdated Ballyweelin Wastewater Treatment Plant, construction of a new pumping station at the existing Ballyweelin site, upgrading the Rosses Point Village Pumping Station, construction of an underground stormwater storage tank as well as increasing the capacity of the sewer network. A new pipeline was also constructed between the village and the network in Sligo Town. Now that this vital project has been completed and commissioned, all wastewater from the village will be pumped into the Sligo Town wastewater network for treatment at the main Sligo Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The works were carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Coffey Construction Ltd.
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