Rosses Point Sewerage Scheme


Irish Water is progressing plans to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in Rosses Point, Co. Sligo.

Irish Water will shortly submit a planning application to Sligo County Council for the proposed Rosses Point Sewerage Scheme, improving water quality for swimmers and the aquatic environment. The completed project will see wastewater pumped to Sligo Wastewater Treatment Plant for appropriate treatment.

These works will ensure the treatment of wastewater is fully compliant with EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directives and Wastewater Discharge Licensing Emission Limit Values, and will eliminate all non-compliant combined sewer overflows within the area.



  • Improve water quality for swimmers and the aquatic environment.
  • Increase the capacity of the current sewer network and allow for population growth.
  • Support social and economic development of Rosses Point and the surrounding area.
  • Ensure that wastewater will be treated in accordance with EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directives and Environmental Protection Agency wastewater discharge licensing.

What is involved?

A planning application will be submitted shortly which will outline the proposed works:

  • Upgrading the Rosses Point Village Pumping Station, including the construction of an underground stormwater storage tank.
  • Constructing a new pumping station at the existing Ballyweelin treatment works site.

  • Decommissioning the current underperforming Ballyweelin wastewater treatment plant.

  • Increasing the capacity of the sewer network.

  • Upgrading the access from the regional road (R291) to the proposed pumping station at Ballyweelin.

In order to minimise the impact on businesses and residents during the peak tourism season, there will be no works carried out in the following locations over the summer months:

  • Colmcille Drive (L33093-0)

  • Main Street Rosses Point Village (L-3309-0)

More information

For further information you can contact the Project Team at