Why was this project needed?

  • The foul sewer that was in place was sub-standard and under capacity. During periods of high rainfall the sewer discharged 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 station at South Beach Rush stop the discharge of untreated effluent into the sea.

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

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

What are the benefits?

  1. This project has brought benefits to Rush in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
  2. Improved water quality in the receiving waters
  3. Cleaner water, enhancing Rush's amenity value and acts 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, facilitating future growth in the area
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