Why is this Project Needed?

  • The foul sewer that was in place was sub-standard and under capacity. The sewer surcharged in periods of high rainfall discharging raw sewage onto the road and adjacent waterways. The most recent event was 14 August 2017 after a period of heavy rainfall.

  • The new pumping stations at South Beach Rush will stop the discharge of untreated effluent into the sea.

  • The new pumping stations at North Beach and East Shore will also transfer all wastewater to the new treatment plant in Portrane.

  • The upgrades to parts of the existing network will result in greater capacity and reductions in overflows to sea.

Project Benefits

  1. This will bring benefits to Rush in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
  2. This completed project will improve the water quality in the receiving waters
  3. Cleaner water will enhance amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
  4. The new sewer pipes and pumping stations have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and will facilitate future growth in the area
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