Kilmore Quay Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Eliminating raw sewage in the Eastern Celtic Sea

We are working in partnership with Wexford County Council plans to deliver a sewage treatment scheme to serve the Kilmore Quay area. Sewage currently entering the Kilmore Quay public sewer network is discharged without treatment to the Eastern Celtic Sea. The discharges are in close proximity to Kilmore Quay Harbour and Marina, amenity waters and the Ballyteigue Burrow Nature Reserve.

The discharge of raw sewage is not sustainable as it threatens water quality and detracts from the amenity value of the coastal waters in the area. This project will stop the discharge of the equivalent of 1,600 wheelie bins of untreated sewage being discharged directly into the Eastern Celtic Sea each day.

Location
Wexford
Status
Planned
Type
Wastewater

Benefits

  • Improved water quality around the quay, and wider harbour area
  • Enhancement of the 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

Steps

  • A new wastewater treatment plant that will serve existing and future populations
  • New below ground pumping stations with above ground kiosks
  • Pipelines to transfer sewage from the pumping stations to the sewage 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