Rush Town Wastewater Collection Scheme
Irish Water has now completed the €9.7 million Rush Wastewater Collection Network project. This project has stopped the discharge of the equivalent of 8,300 wheelie bins of raw sewage per day into the sea. The practice of discharging untreated wastewater is not acceptable and Irish Water has rectified this problem in conjunction with Fingal County Council.
The project included the construction of new infrastructure to collect and transfer wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant at Portrane. New pumping stations were constructed at South Shore, North Beach and East Shore.
Jons Civil Engineering Limited carried out the works on behalf of Irish Water with J.B.Barry and Partners Limited providing technical and engineering services.
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.
- This will bring benefits to Rush in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
- This completed project will improve the water quality in the receiving waters
- Cleaner water will enhance amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
- 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