Clarecastle Sewerage Scheme
This project is needed to stop untreated effluent being discharged directly into the River Fergus.
This practice of discharging untreated wastewater to the river is no longer acceptable and Irish Water intends to rectify this problem in conjunction with Clare County Council by pumping the wastewater away to a nearby Wastewater treatment plant where is can be treated before being safely discharged to the environment. The project will bring benefits to Clarecastle in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all. This project will stop the discharge of over 1600 wheelie bins of raw sewage into the River Fergus per day.
What are the benefits of this project?
- The project will bring benefits to Clarecastle in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
- The proposed development will improve the water quality in the receiving waters of the Fergus Estuary by achieving the required discharge requirements as set out in the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. The project will assist with ensuring that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved
- Cleaner water will enhance Clarecastle’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
- The project includes the capacity for future growth in the area
What is involved as part of this project?
- Construction of a new storm holding tank at the existing Clareabbey Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
- Upgrading the existing Quay road pumping station including new pumps and mechanical equipment
- Construction of new sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP
- The existing outfall pipe will safely discharge the treated wastewater into the Fergus Estuary
- Clarecastle, Co. Clare
- In Progress