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Ahascragh Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Uisce Éireann has completed works to the wastewater treatment plant to end the discharge of untreated wastewater into the Bunowen River.

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Galway County Council, has completed works to the new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant and associated infrastructure for Ahascragh, Co. Galway. Previously, over 300 wheelie bins of untreated wastewater was discharged to the Bunowen (Ahascragh) River per day. This investment will now benefit homes and businesses in the area and will ensure all wastewater is treated appropriately.


What are the benefits of this project?

  • Provide better health and integrity of the environment.
  • Improve water quality in the receiving waters.
  • Enhance local amenities and a platform for social and economic development.
  • New infrastructure sized to accommodate future population growth.

What was involved as part of this project?

As part of this project, Uisce Éireann has:

  • Decommissioned the existing and inadequate wastewater infrastructure which was used to treat raw sewage.
  • Constructed a new wastewater treatment plant in Ahascragh.
  • Improved the storm water overflow to ensure compliance under the relevant standards.
  • Improved the existing main pumping station including pumps, mechanical plant and provided a storm water storage tank.

More information

We’re working to eliminate raw sewage discharge across Ireland. Please visit the Dedicated Project webpages.