Ballyvaughan Sewerage Scheme
This project is needed to stop untreated wastewater being discharged directly into the sea at Ballyvaughan Bay. Ballyvaughan is a busy village with many pubs, restaurants, shops, B&Bs and other amenities including boating, fishing, scuba diving and other sea activities.
The practice of discharging untreated wastewater to the sea is no longer acceptable and Irish Water intends to rectify this problem in conjunction with Clare County Council by constructing a new Wastewater Treatment Plant, pumping station and sewer pipes.
What are the benefits of this project?
- The proposed WWTP will improve the water quality in the receiving waters by achieving the required discharge requirements as set out in the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
- Cleaner water will enhance Ballyvaughan’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
- The new pipes, pumping station and treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population.
- The project will ensure that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved
What is involved as part of this project?
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant that will serve a population equivalent of 900
- Construction of a new terminal pump station with storm water storage
- Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP, and treated water to the existing outfall pipe
- The existing outfall pipe will safely discharge the treated wastewater to Ballyvaughan Bay
- Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare