What are the benefits of this project?

The works carried out as part of this project will:

  • Reduce the risk of overflows and out of sewer flooding through the provision of increased sewer sizes.
  • Improve water quality in the receiving environment by reducing the frequency of storm overflows.
  • Increase the capacity of the current sewer network and allow for population growth and development in Athlone.

What is involved as part of this project?

The scope of works included in the project is:

  • Constructing new pumping stations in Golden Island and Coosan West.
  • Installing over 2.8 km of sewer network.
  • Decommissioning under-performing pumping stations and pipework.
  • Removing six existing overflows.
  • Constructing two new overflows designed to Irish Water standards.
  • Connecting the new and existing sewer network together.
  • As part of this project it is planned that works will take place in the following locations including: Golden Island, West Bank, West Side (The Quay), Abbey Road, Coosan West, The Strand, Burgess Park, Panes Lane, 2 Shannon Tunnel Crossings.

Recent wastewater works in Athlone

Irish Water has already invested €5.6m to increase the capacity of the Athlone Wastewater Treatment Plant from 30,000 to 36,000 Population Equivalent (PE). These works were completed in June 2018.

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