30 April 2019 Go back to News
Upgrading the sewerage scheme in Glenamaddy
Project will benefit local communities, businesses, and the environment
Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, is continuing its work to safeguard the wastewater infrastructure throughout County Galway. Works have commenced on an upgrade to the Glenamaddy sewerage scheme. Once complete, the works will lead to improved public and environmental health, and provide a platform for social and economic development.
Project expected to be completed by 2020
The €7 million project will be delivered by Ward and Burke and is expected to be completed by 2020. The works will include the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Mountkelly, a new pumping station on the Creggs Road, the upgrade/rehabilitation of 700m of existing sewers and the construction of 1,700m of new rising main and outfall sewers.
Commenting on the project Colm Boyd, Irish Water, stated “Irish Water faces a serious challenge with the size and scale of issues with the wastewater across the country. A sewer network and treatment plant that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in Glenamaddy, and these works will facilitate ongoing growth. These works will have a lasting benefit for local residents, business owners, and the environment.”
Part of Irish Water's Investment Plan
This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in our 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.
Projects and Plans
For more information on our water and wastewater projects takeing place across the country, visit our Projects and Plans section.