Carraroe Sewerage Scheme
Eliminating raw sewage in Casla Bay
This project will stop the discharge of the equivalent of 1,300 wheelie bins of untreated wastewater being discharged directly into Casla Bay each day. The existing wastewater network was constructed in the 1950’s and upgraded in 2007. Wastewater from the village is collected in the public sewer system and is discharged to the sea outfall to Casla Bay at Sruffaun Pier. There is currently no treatment of the wastewater prior to discharge to Casla Bay.
The proposed works will be located in private land to the south of Sruffaun Pier and the existing boat house. Diversion of the existing wastewater network into the new wastewater treatment plant and connection of the new treated effluent pipeline to the existing outfall will require the construction/upgrading of a manhole at the entrance off Sruffaun Pier to the proposed site.
What are the benefits of this project?
- Improved water quality in the receiving waters
- Enhancement of Carraroe’s amenity value and will act as a platform for social and economic development
- Compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of urban wastewater
- Provision for future growth within the Carraroe area
What is involved as part of this project?
- A new wastewater treatment plant that will serve a population equivalent of 1,800.
- A new below-ground pumping station
- Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the new wastewater treatment plant
- A new treated wastewater pipeline to discharge treated wastewater from the new wastewater treatment plant to the existing outfall
- Testing and commissioning of the works
Works taking place at Sruffaun Pier
Works to facilitate the connection of the existing wastewater network to the new wastewater treatment plant and the connection of the treated wastewater pipeline to the existing outfall will be undertaken adjacent to the pier
These works will be managed such that they will have the least possible impact on the pier
A temporary working area will be appropriately fenced to ensure the safety and access of those visiting the area is maintained
- Carraroe, Co. Galway