Unacceptable practice is not sustainable and threatens water quality of the area

Irish Water is working in partnership with Clare County Council to end the discharge of untreated wastewater from Kilrush and Kilkee. This unacceptable practice is not sustainable and threatens water quality as well as the amenity value of the area.

At drop-in information events next week Irish Water will unveil its plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment networks for both Kilrush and Kilkee.

Drop-in information events

  • Kilrush | Tuesday May 22 from 5-8pm | Kilrush Municipal District Office
  • Kilkee | Wednesday May 23 from 5-8pm | Sweeney Memorial Public Library, O’Connell Street, Kilkee

Members of the public are welcome to come along, meet the team and find out more about these projects.

The upgrade of the wastewater treatment networks in Kilrush and Kilkee will help to improve water quality, enhance of the area’s amenity value and will act as a platform for social and economic development.

“The upgrade of the wastewater treatment networks in Kilrush and Kilkee will help to improve water quality, enhance of the area’s amenity value and will act as a platform for social and economic development. These projects will also help ensure that the water quality standards set out in relevant legislation will be achieved,” said Joe Kennedy, Irish Water’s Infrastructure Regional Lead.

More information

A dedicated email address, clareuww@water.ie, has been set up for householders, businesses and other stakeholders who require more information. You can also call our 24/7 customer care helpline at 1850 278 278.

These projects form part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.

To find out more about our wastewater projects around the country, visit our Projects and Plans page.

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