Currently Claregalway and Milltown in Co. Galway do not have a wastewater treatment facility and rely on individual treatment systems within developments and septic tanks. This €5.6 million investment will include the construction of new sewerage systems and wastewater treatment plants in both Claregalway and Milltown and these will assist in the sustainable growth of these towns. Treated effluent from these plants will be suitable for discharge to the River Clare, which is part of the River Corrib Special Area of Conservation.

Location Claregalway and Milltown, Co. Galway
Investment €5.6 million
Status Completed
Completion Date Spring 2017

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Ensure treated effluent and sludge complies with EPA standards
  • Allow for future population growth and economic development in the localities
  • Reduce risk of pollution to the River Clare, a Special Area of Conservation


What is involved in this project?

  1. Constructing a new wastewater treatment plant in both towns.
  2. Constructing four new pumping stations and upgrading three existing pumping stations.
  3. Connecting existing housing estates/developments to the foul sewer collection systems.
  4. Operating and maintaining pumping stations, rising mains and gravity pipelines.

Latest News

  • Both plants are now complete and fully operational
  • For more information on the project, please visit our latest press release
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