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Kilmore Quay Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Uisce Éireann has completed the construction of new wastewater infrastructure in Kilmore Quay.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, has completed the construction of a new sewerage scheme for Kilmore Quay in Co. Wexford. This project involved the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and sewerage infrastructure which has ended the discharge of municipal raw sewage into the quay and harbour areas. The new WWTP has capacity to serve a population equivalent of 850. John Sisk & Sons Ltd. delivered the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Municipal sewage originally entering the Kilmore Quay public sewer network was previously discharged without treatment to the Eastern Celtic Sea. The discharge of raw sewage is not sustainable as it threatens water quality and detracts from the amenity value of the coastal waters.

Wastewater infrastructure in Kilmore Quay

What is involved in this project?

  • A new wastewater treatment plant that will serve the population equivalent of 850 people.
  • New below ground pumping stations with above ground kiosks.
  • Pipelines to transfer sewage from the pumping stations to the wastewater treatment plant.
  • A new treated wastewater pipeline to discharge treated wastewater from the new wastewater treatment plant to the existing discharge pipe.
  • Testing and commissioning of the works.

What are the benefits of this project?

The new wastewater treatment plant will bring benefits to Kilmore Quay, including:

  • Improved water quality around the quay, and wider harbour area;
  • Enhanced amenity value of the coastal waters;
  • Compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of urban wastewater;
  • Provision for future development within the area.

Next Steps

  • This project was completed in 2023.

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