Collooney and Ballymote Wastewater Treatment Plants
Works commencing at two sites in Sligo to improve the water quality in the Owenmore River
Works will commence in the coming weeks to upgrade the Collooney and Ballymote Wastewater Treatment Plants. Currently sewage from Collooney and Ballymote is treated by way of an old, sub-standard treatment system which has no storm water storage capacity.
The upgraded wastewater treatment plants will provide for a greater capacity and will greatly improve the quality of the final effluent leaving the plants. The upgrade works represent a total investment of over €9.9 million which will improve water quality in the Owenmore River and support economic growth and development in Ballymote and Collooney. We have signed a contract with Veolia to deliver these projects.
What are the next steps?
Works will commence on site in the coming weeks and it is expected that both plants will be in operation by the end of 2020.
- Enhancement in the water quality of the Owenmore River
- Enhanced critical local infrastructure
- Removal of impediments to social and economic development
- Upgrade of the existing wastewater treatment facilities to cater for 3,100 population equivalent
- The construction of a storm water storage tank
- The construction of phosphorus removal facilities
- The construction of primary and secondary treatment plants