Quin Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Wastewater Project

Irish Water has completed works as part of this project.

Irish Water, working with Clare County Council, has completed works to the wastewater infrastructure in Quin, Co. Clare with an investment of €4.2 million.

This completed project ensures that there is adequate treatment of wastewater, for now and into the future, as well as protecting human health and safeguarding the environment.

€4.2 million

What was involved in this project?

  • New concrete inlet works comprising of inlet combined screens, manual bypass screen, launder, washpactor, grit removal and grit classifier
  • Construction of new pumping station at Quin on the same site as the existing WWTP
  • Installation of new settlement tanks and Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) tanks
  • Extend the existing administration control building and install a new SCADA system
  • Construction of site lighting and security provisions
  • New internal access road, kerbing and surfacing works including landscaping and all ancillaries

What are the benefits of this project?

Now complete, this project has:

  • Improved the quality of water discharged into the River Rine, a tributary of the Shannon.
  • Increased the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, which will accommodate further growth in the Quin area.
  • Benefitted the local community.
  • Safeguarded human and environmental health.
  • Ensured compliance with European regulatory standards.