What are the benefits of this project?

  • The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Spiddal in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.
  • The proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant will improve the water quality in the receiving waters of Galway Bay.
  • Cleaner water will enhance Spiddal’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development.
  • The new pipes, pumping station and wastewater treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and will facilitate future growth in the area.
  • 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?

  1. Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that will serve a population equivalent of 1000 which equates to stopping over 600 wheelie bins of raw sewage being discharged to Galway Bay per day.
  2. A new below-ground pumping station including pumps, mechanical plant and a storm water storage tank.
  3. Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP and treated water to the outfall pipeline.
  4. A new outfall pipeline to discharge treated wastewater from the new WWTP to the existing marine outfall.
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