€9.7 million


  • 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


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

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