Liscannor Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Irish Water will commence works to eliminate raw sewage being discharged into Liscannor Bay.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Clare County Council, is progressing plans to construct Liscannor Wastewater Treatment Plant, to end the discharge of raw sewage in Liscannor Bay. Irish Water have appointed EPS as the contractor to carry out these works.

Wastewater in the Liscannor area is currently treated by a septic tank system which discharges poorly treated effluent into Liscannor Bay. The discharge of poorly treated wastewater threatens water quality, detracts from the amenity value of Liscannor and does not comply with EU regulations relating to the treatment of wastewater.

Location
Clare
Status
Planned
Type
Wastewater

What is involved in this project?

  • The construction of a new wastewater treatment plant which will serve a population of 1,150.
  • The construction of a storm water storage tank as well as a new pump station with emergency storage.
  • The construction of approximately 1,220m of sewer pipelines.
  • Connection to the existing outfall pipe to safely discharge treated wastewater into Liscannor Bay.
     

What are the benefits of this project?

The proposed new wastewater treatment plant will bring benefits to Liscannor, including:

  • Better health and integrity of the environment.
  • Improve the water quality in Liscannor Bay.
  • Protection of recreational waters for swimming, surfers, fishing, boating and sightseeing waters;
  • Cleaner water will enhance environmental amenity value of the Liscannor area and act as a platform for social and economic development.
  • Ensure compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of wastewater.

Next Steps

  • These works are due to commence in late Summer 2021.
  • It is expected that the project will take 18 months.
  • We will endeavour to keep the local community informed as this essential project progresses and further details on the timelines shall be provided in the coming weeks and months.

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