Clareabbey and Inagh Wastewater Treatment Plants Upgrades

Wastewater Project

Upgrading the wastewater treatment plants in Clareabbey and Inagh Co. Clare as part of a €1.8 million investment.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Clare County Council, is investing €1.8 million to undertake essential upgrade works to wastewater treatment plants in Clareabbey and Inagh Co. Clare. These improvement works include upgrades to the inlet works, storm water management and sludge treatment and storage at the plants.

What are the next steps?

Subject to statutory approvals, it is envisaged that works will be completed at the sites by 2021.

€1.8 million


  • Upgrade existing infrastructure at the plants and provide new elements where defects identified
  • Improve the performance of the wastewater treatment process
  • Prolong the operational life of the existing plants
  • Reduce the risk of storm water flooding
  • Ensure compliance with Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001


  • Construct a new inlet works and a new 1,000m3 storm water tank at the Clareabbey plant
  • Construct and install a 50m³ storm water holding tank and a sludge holding tank at the Inagh plant
  • Works will be carried out within the footprint of the plants, therefore minimising disruption to residents and businesses in the surrounding area