Kilkee Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Irish Water is working to end the unacceptable practice of untreated wastewater being discharged to Intrinsic Bay near Kilkee.

Irish Water is progressing the design stage of a project to install a new wastewater treatment plant in Kilkee and end the discharge of raw sewage to the marine environment.  This project is currently at design stage and, following completion of site selection and land acquisition as well as a successful planning stage, Irish Water expects to commence works in 2024 on this project​.

Location
Clare
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

Benefits

  • Improved water quality in the receiving waters at Intrinsic Bay in compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of wastewater
  • Enhanced environmental amenity of Kilkee
  • Protection of recreational swimming, fishing, boating and sightseeing waters
  • Provision for social and economic development and future growth within the Kilkee area

Steps

  • A new Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • An upgraded pumping station
  • New rising main to transfer treated wastewater to existing outfall
  • Testing and commissioning of the works

Works Completed and Next Steps

  • The existing Victoria Pumping Station has undergone significant upgrade works including the installation of new pumps and associated equipment
  • Further works at the station are ongoing which will improve the security of the energy supply to nearby housing development
  • The upgraded Victoria Pumping Station electrical equipment has been sized to accommodate the new wastewater pumping station and accommodate future population growth in the local area
  • This project is currently in the design and pre-planning stage, with an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) required for the site
  • We will maintain contact with the community in Kilkee in advance of and throughout the works

More information

For further information you can contact the Project Team at ClareUWW@water.ie.