Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, today confirmed details of its ongoing investment in Shannon and Bunratty, Co. Clare, which will address a number of historical issues with the wastewater infrastructure in the area. Irish Water is currently undertaking a number of briefings with residents, the local business community and elected representatives, to update them on these works.

Commenting on the works, Aisling Buckley, Regional Information Officer at Irish Water said, ‘While some of these works are to specifically address odour issues at the Tradaree Wastewater Treatment Plant, Irish Water, by taking a strategic view of the whole wastewater network has developed proposals that will support the enhancement of both the network and treatment plant for all of our customers in Bunratty and Shannon Town.’

Irish Water is taking a strategic approach to the entire wastewater infrastructure in the area including repair and upgrade works, carrying out surveys and inspections of a number of licensed customers in the area, awarding a contract for the construction of new 2km sewer in Shannon, tendering for the cleaning and surveying of sewers in the area and for further sampling and analysis of the broader network.

Information gathered from proposed sampling and analysis on the network will allow Irish Water to manage improvements to the network and better inform the future design and upgrade of the wastewater network and Tradaree Wastewater Treatment Plant.’ Aisling concluded.
Irish Water has issued a tender for two separate pieces of work on the network and for Project Management of these works:

  1. Cleaning and surveying of sewers in the Shannon Town area
  2. Sampling, analysis and flow measurement on the broader network

A Project Manager will be appointed first in the next month, with mini-competitions being run for the two separate pieces of work on the network as early as possible afterwards.


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