Belmullet Sewerage Scheme

Irish Water has completed works at Belmullet which will stop the discharge of raw sewage.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, has completed works at the new wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet. These works will ensure wastewater is adequately treated and meets appropriate standards before being safely discharged into the marine environment. Roadbridge and EPS Group carried out these works on behalf of Irish Water.


What was involved as part of this project?

As part of this programme, Irish Water carried out the following works:

  • Constructed a new wastewater treatment plant on the Toorglass Road that will serve a population equivalent of 2,500
  • Constructed a new marine outfall pipe into Blacksod Bay
  • Constructed two new pumping stations on Sea Road and at the Quay
  • Upgraded the existing wastewater network
  • Installed new sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant

What are the benefits of this project?

  • The new wastewater treatment plant will bring benefits to Belmullet in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
  • The wastewater treatment plant will improve the water quality in the receiving waters
  • Cleaner water will enhance amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development