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Ballyvaughan Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Uisce Éireann is commencing the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.

This project is needed to stop untreated wastewater being discharged directly into the sea at Ballyvaughan Bay. Ballyvaughan is a busy village with many pubs, restaurants, shops, B&Bs and other amenities including boating, fishing, scuba diving and other sea activities.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Clare County Council, will soon commence works to construct a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant which will benefit our environment and the people of Ballyvaughan for decades to come.

The multi-million-euro investment will serve a population equivalent of 1,050.

Untreated wastewater in the Ballyvaughan area currently discharges into the Bay. The discharge of untreated wastewater threatens water quality, detracts from the amenity value of the area and does not comply with EU regulations relating to the treatment of wastewater.


What does this project involve?

  • Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant with storm water storage.
  • Installation of solar panels to provide the plant with renewable energy.
  • Construction of new sewer pipelines along the R477 to bring wastewater for treatment at the new wastewater treatment plant.
  • The existing outfall pipe will safely discharge the treated wastewater to Ballyvaughan Bay.

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Eliminating the discharge of raw sewage which will significantly improve the water quality in Ballyvaughan Bay.
  • Better health and integrity of the environment.
  • Improve water quality for recreational swimming, surfers, fishing, boating and sightseeing.
  • Cleaner water will enhance Ballyvaughan’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development.
  • The new treatment plant has been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population.
  • Ensure compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of wastewater.

More information

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient but from experience know that short term disruption will give way to long term benefits. We thank the community in advance for their patience.

We will endeavour to keep the local community and stakeholders updated as this project progresses. For more information about this project please visit our Dedicated Project page.