29 March 2018 Go back to News
Rush Wastewater Collection Network Project completed, stopping the discharge of 8,300 wheelie bins of raw sewage per day into the sea
Project will benefit over 9,000 residents, tourists and the environment in Rush
Irish Water has completed the Rush Wastewater Collection Network Project stopping the discharge of untreated sewage into the sea. The €9.7 million investment has stopped the equivalent of 8,300 wheelie bins of raw sewage per day into the sea benefiting over 9,000 residents, tourists and the environment in Rush. The completion of the project will significantly improve the bathing water at South Beach Rush, North Beach and Harbour Road Beach. The project has also stopped raw sewage surcharging along Skerries Road during times of heavy rainfall.
Before the project began approximately 75% of sewage generated in Rush discharged untreated into the Irish Sea. The project included the construction of the new sewer pipes and pumping stations to collect and transfer wastewater from existing outfalls and overflows to the foreshore and then onwards to the wastewater treatment plant at Portrane. New pumping stations have been constructed at South Shore, North Beach and East Shore, Rush. The project will improve the bathing water quality at South Beach in Rush and has improved the capacity of the network for the future development of Rush.
Commenting on the announcement, Esther White, Regional Lead with Irish Water said “The completion of the new wastewater collection network scheme of sewer pipes and pumping stations for Rush is a significant milestone for Irish Water. Since we took over the responsibility for water and wastewater services in January 2014, addressing the need to eliminate the discharge of raw sewage into the sea at Rush has been a top priority. We are delighted today to announce that the project is now complete."
Project will improve the bathing water, beaches and marine life
This project will benefit the community that live, work and socialise in Rush, it will also benefit tourists that visit the area and the environment. Stopping the discharge of untreated sewage into the sea will improve the bathing water, beaches and marine life. Irish Water is delighted that the project has now been completed and thanks the community for their patience and understanding while we carried out this work. We wish the community well as they enjoy a cleaner and safer environment” concluded Esther White.