Kerrykeel Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Irish Water is working to end the discharge of untreated wastewater into Burnside River, which flows into Mulroy Bay.

The proposed project will end the discharge of over 300 wheelie bins of untreated sewage into Mulroy Bay per day. The proposed new wastewater treatment plant will be located at the site of an existing wastewater treatment plant adjacent to St Bridget’s Terrace. The proposed pumping station will be constructed in a greenfield site opposite Fannet Presbyterian Church. The new rising main will be laid through Kerrykeel village to transfer flows from the pumping station to the wastewater treatment plant.



  • Water Quality in the Burnside River will improve significantly
  • Cleaner water will enhance Kerrykeel’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
  • Better health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality
  • New sewer pipes, pumping stations and wastewater treatment plant sized to accommodate future population growth


  • A new wastewater treatment plant at the site of the existing plant adjacent to St Bridget’s Terrace, which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 500
  • A 90m long outfall pipeline to safely discharge treated wastewater to the Burnside River
  • This project is currently in the design and pre-planning stage

For further information you can contact the Project Team at