Kilkee Sewerage Scheme
Irish Water is working to end the unacceptable practice of untreated wastewater being discharged to Intrinsic Bay near Kilkee.
Working in partnership with Clare County Council, we plan to deliver a new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WwTP) and associated works for Kilkee stopping the discharge of the equivalent of 8,000 wheelie bins of sewage per day.
What are the benefits of this project?
- Improved water quality in the receiving waters at Intrinsic Bay in compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of wastewater
- Enhanced environmental amenity of Kilkee
- Protection of recreational swimming, fishing, boating and sightseeing waters
- Provision for social and economic development and future growth within the Kilkee area
What is involved as part of this project?
- A new Wastewater Treatment Plant
- An upgraded pumping station
- New rising main to transfer treated wastewater to existing outfall
- Testing and commissioning of the works
Works Completed and Next Steps
- The existing Victoria Pumping Station has undergone significant upgrade works including the installation of new pumps and associated equipment. .
- Further works at the station are ongoing which will improve the security of the energy supply to nearby housing development
- The upgraded Victoria Pumping Station electrical equipment has been sized to accommodate the new wastewater pumping station and accommodate future population growth in the local area
- A planning application for the scheme is expected to be lodged in winter 2018 subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
- On receipt of planning consent, construction is planned to start in late 2019, completed by summer 2021. We will maintain contact with the community in Kilkee in advance of and throughout the works
- Kilkee, Co Clare
- In Progress