Killala, Foxford and Charlestown
In Progress
€19 million


  • The new Wastewater Treatment Plants will bring benefits to Killala, Foxford and Charlestown in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
  • The proposed WWTPs will improve the water quality in the receiving waters
  • Cleaner water will enhance amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
  • The new pipes, pumping station and wastewater treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and will facilitate future growth in the area
  • The project will ensure that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved


Killala Sewerage Scheme

  • ​Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WwTP) that will serve a population equivalent of 2,300
  • Upgrade of the existing sewer network
  • Construction of a new pumping station and upgrade to the existing pumping station to include a storm water tank
  • Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP and treated effluent to the existing outfall

Foxford Sewerage Scheme

  • Construction of a new 3,600PE WwTP on a greenfield site
  • Construction of a main pumping station at the existing WwTP site and provision of storm water storage
  • Upgrade works on the existing collection network including installation of new gravity sewers and rehabilitation of existing sewers
  • Installation of one new network pumping station and upgrade works at three existing network pumping stations
  • Installation of new rising mains

Charlestown Sewerage Scheme

  • Upgrade of the existing WWTP to serve a population equivalent of 3,250
  • Installation of new gravity sewers and rehabilitation of existing sewers
  • Installation of a new outfall to the Mullaghanoe River

News and Updates

  • In February 2019, works will commence in Charlestown to install a new sewer through the town along the N17 route. The works are expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete. In order to minimise disruption to businesses and residents the works will be carried out in phases
  • The overall project is due to be completed by the end of 2020

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