Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Wastewater Project

Completion of €5 million upgrade to the Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase capacity and improve water quality in the Clarin River

Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, has completed upgrade works on the Athenry Wastewater Treatment Plant (WwTP). This project represents an investment of €5 million by Irish Water. Response Engineering Limited (part of the Ward and Burke Group) completed these works on behalf of Irish Water.

The works have resulted in a plant that will produce greatly improved wastewater discharge standards ensuring compliance with Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive requirements and in doing so, protecting the Clarin River.

Prior to the upgrade works the plant was operating beyond capacity. The upgraded wastewater treatment plant now has capacity for a population equivalent of 9,500, providing increased capacity to facilitate future population growth and commercial development in Athenry.

Location
Galway
Status
Completed
Investment
€5 million

Benefits

  • Ensure wastewater arising from Athenry is treated and discharged in compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment regulations
  • Improve water quality in the Clarin River
  • Provide increased treatment capacity to facilitate future population growth and commercial development in Athenry

What is involved?

  1. Construction of a new wastewater treatment stream
  2. Upgrading the overall wastewater treatment process
  3. Replacement of defective plant and equipment
  4. Installation of new inlet screening works
  5. Provision for increased storm water storage
  6. Sludge treatment equipment