Shannon Sewer Upgrade

Wastewater Project

Upgrading the sewer network in Shannon to remove blockages and address structural defects.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Clare County Council, is investing €2.1 million to upgrade the sewer network in Shannon. Underground System and Sewer Repair Limited is working on our behalf to deliver this project.

This project is currently on-going, with the sewer upgrade works scheduled for completion in summer 2019.

Think before you flush

  • Irish Water is supporting Clean Coasts to raise awareness and reduce these issues through the ‘Think Before You Flush’ and ‘Think Before You Pour’ campaigns.
  • Think Before You Flush is a public awareness campaign about the problem sanitary products and other items can cause in our marine environment and our wastewater systems if they are flushed down the toilet.
Location
Clare
Status
In Progress
Investment
€2.1 million

Benefits

  • Clean and identify any structural defects of the sewers
  • Reduce the likelihood of sewer collapses and blockages
  • Reduce potential sewer flooding and odour issues
  • Improve the performance level of the sewer network

Steps

  • Cleaning the sewer network in order to undertake an accurate inspection and remove any blockages caused by inappropriate items (e.g. wet wipes, cotton pads, fats, oils and greases etc.)
  • Undertaking CCTV surveys of the sewer network to determine their condition and the extent of defects, with 8.5 km of pipelines surveyed to date
  • Relining any defects of the sewer through the installation of liners, with approximately 7km of sewers to be rehabilitated
  • Works are being carried out using non-dig technology to reduce impacts to residents, the general public, businesses, schools and to minimise traffic disruption