Roundstone Sewerage Scheme
Working to eliminate the discharge of raw sewage in Roundstone Bay
Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council plans to deliver the Roundstone element of the Galway Untreated Agglomeration Study (UTAS) project. This project will stop the discharge of the equivalent of 645 wheelie bins of untreated wastewater being discharged directly into Roundstone Bay each day.
The existing wastewater network was originally constructed using clay pipes in the 1920s. Wastewater from the village is currently collected in existing sewer system and is discharged with no treatment in three separate locations into Roundstone Bay.
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In order to stop the discharge of untreated wastewater, essential works will be required along the R341 to the north of the village, the pier area, Fairgreen Cottages and Marine Terrace areas. Irish Water will coordinate a traffic management plan in coordination with Galway County Council.
Duration of the project
The duration of construction and commissioning of the works is expected to be 18 months. It is anticipated that the construction works will commence in 2020 subject to statutory approvals.
What are the benefits of this project?
- Improved water quality in the receiving waters
- Enhancement of Roundstone’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 Roundstone area.
What is involved as part of this project?
- A new wastewater treatment plant that will serve a population equivalent of 1,000.
- Three new below-ground pumping stations to transfer wastewater from the existing network to the new wastewater treatment plant.
- Roundstone Bay, Co. Galway