Kilkee Sewerage Scheme
This project is needed to stop untreated wastewater being discharged directly into the sea. Kilkee is a popular seaside resort with people travelling from all over the country to holiday here.
The practice of discharging untreated wastewater to the sea is no longer acceptable. Irish Water intends to rectify this problem, in conjunction with Clare County Council, by constructing a new Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure that wastewater discharging to the sea meets appropriate discharge standards. The Kilkee Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Kilkee in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all. This project will stop the discharge of over 8,000 wheelie bins of raw sewage into the sea per day.
What are the benefits of this project?
- The project will bring benefits to Kilkee 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 .
- Cleaner water will enhance Kilkee’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development.
- The new pipes, upgraded Victoria Pumping Station and new treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and therefore will facilitate growth.
- The project will assist with ensuring that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved.
What is involved as part of this project?
- Construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) that will serve a population equivalent of 10,000 which equates to stopping over 8000 wheelie bins of raw sewage being discharged the sea per day.
- Upgrade of the existing Victoria Pumping Station including pumps, mechanical plant and a storm water storage tank.
- Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP and treated water to the existing outfall.
- The existing outfall pipe will discharge the treated wastewater to the sea at Intrinsic Bay.
- Kilkee, Co Clare
- In Progress