What are the benefits of this project?

  • Ensure treated wastewater complies with EPA standards and EU Legislation
  • Allow for future population growth and economic development.
  • Reduce risk of pollution to the nearby watercourses  and coastal areas
  • Improve coastal water quality and protect bathing areas

What is involved in this project?

  1. Constructing a new Wastewater Treatment Plant on a greenfield site on the Toorglass Road. The new plant will provide for a population equivalent (PE) of 2,500.
  2. Constructing a new marine outfall pipe into Blacksod Bay. The marine outfall pipe will eliminate the existing discharge of untreated effluent from Belmullet town into Broadhaven Bay.
  3. Constructing two new pumping stations on Sea Road and at the Quay.
  4. Rehabilitation of the existing wastewater network at 180 separate locations on the existing network. This will include 1.5km of new foul sewers and 0.15km of surface water sewer.
  5. Constructing an access road will be constructed from Toorglass Road to the Wastewater Treatment Plant site.
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