Foxford Sewerage Scheme Network and Wastewater Treatment Plants
This project is needed in order to provide wastewater treatment for each town to ensure compliance with national legislation, licences from the Environmental Protection Agency and to ensure the integrity of local rivers and the marine environment. A total investment of €19 million will be required to achieve environmental compliance and will provide for the existing population and future needs of the towns.
The Killala Sewerage Scheme will stop untreated wastewater being discharged directly into Killala Bay. The practice of discharging untreated wastewater to the bay is no acceptable and Irish Water intends to rectify this problem in conjunction with Mayo County Council by constructing a new Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure that effluent discharging to Killala Bay meets appropriate discharge standards.
The Foxford and Charlestown sewerage schemes will provide a new and upgraded treatment plants for the towns to meet the current populations and will provide for future growth in the areas.
The new and upgraded 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.
What are the benefits of this project?
- 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
What is involved in this project?
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 early 2020.
- Co. Mayo
- In Progress
- Early 2020
- €19 million