20 March 2019 Go back to News
Public Information Evening on new Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roundstone on Monday 25 March
Roundstone Community Centre from 5:30pm
Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, plans to build a new Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roundstone. Once complete the new treatment plant will stop the daily discharge of the equivalent of 645 wheelie bins of untreated wastewater into Roundstone Bay each day. The information evening will take place at the Roundstone Community Centre from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and we are encouraging members of the local community to come along.
The provision of wastewater treatment for Roundstone will mean improved water quality in the receiving waters and the enhancement of Roundstone’s amenity value. Wastewater infrastructure can also act as a platform for social and economic development. Once constructed the project will ensure compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of urban wastewater.
Plant will serve a population equivalent of 1,000
The proposed treatment plant will be located in private land to the north of the village in proximity to the existing northern outfall, and will serve a population equivalent of 1,000. There will also be new pumping stations and interconnecting pipework to connect the existing network. This interconnecting pipe will also transfer treated effluent from the wastewater treatment plant to the existing northern outfall.
The duration of construction and commissioning of the works is expected to be 18 months and its anticipated that the construction works will commence in 2020.
Wastewater treatment is an essential element of public health
Speaking about the information evening Eoin Morton from Irish Water was keen to encourage people from the local community to attend, “This is a vital project for the Roundstone Community. Everyday the equivalent of 645 wheelie bins of sewerage is being discharged into Roundstone Bay. Wastewater treatment is an essential element of public health, and this project will be a great asset to the local community. We would like to encourage people from the local community to come along, our team will be here to help answer any questions that they have”
Wastewater from the village is currently collected in the public sewer system and is discharged to the sea outfall to Roundstone Bay at the pier. There is currently no treatment of the wastewater prior to discharge to Roundstone Bay. This project forms part of the Galway Untreated Agglomeration Study (UTAS) project which has seen a new treatment plant in Kinvara and plans to construct treatment plants in Spiddal, Carraroe and Roundstone.
Projects and Plans
For more information on this and all our wastewater projects, visit our Projects and Plans section.