EPS to deliver Liscannor WwTP

Committed to the Banner County!

EPS has been awarded the contract to build a new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WwTP) in Liscannor for Clare County Council and Irish Water.
 
Construction will get underway later this summer and take approximately 18 months to complete. The new WwTP will serve a population of 1,150 and ensure that all wastewater from the village will be collected and treated before being returned safely to the environment.
 
The project will also consists of approx. 1.2km of sewer pipelines, a pump station and a storm water storage tank. The wastewater is currently treated by a septic tank system which discharges poorly treated effluent into the bay near Liscannor pier.

“We are no strangers to Clare, as we have completed the Quin Wastewater Treatment Plant, we manage Ennis’ drinking water and we operate the Cliffs of Moher WwTP as well as a large number of Group Water Schemes in the Banner County. The benefits of this project will be enormous – not only ensuring cleaner water for swimmers, surfers and other recreational users, but providing a platform for social and economic development in Liscannor”.

Jim Palmer - Technical Director, EPS

A Programme of Unprecedented Scale

This is the latest project being undertaken by Irish Water as they deliver a programme of unprecedented scale to stop the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated wastewater into our seas and rivers.

New public sewerage schemes are currently planned for five locations where there is untreated wastewater being discharged, besides Liscannor, these include Kilrush, Kilkee, Ballyvaughan and Kilfenora and these will be delivered between now and 2025.

Under the ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) programme, EPS is currently working to design and cost these schemes, which will protect marine life, support biodiversity and enhance the amenity value of the area.

 

Irish Water's Commitment

Since 2014, Irish Water has stopped approximately 50% of untreated and inadequately treated wastewater that was being discharged to our rivers and the sea, with the completion of new wastewater treatment plants in 16 towns across the country.

Irish Water’s investment plan prioritises public health and safety by targeting locations where there is no treatment for raw sewage or where the treatment is not in compliance with the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.

This is a major milestone for this project and for the village of Liscannor – one of the most popular destinations on the Wild Atlantic Way. The discharge of raw sewage into our precious marine environment is unacceptable and ending this practice is a top priority for Irish Water. The benefits of this work will be enormous – not only will it ensure cleaner water for swimmers, surfers and other recreational users, but it will also provide a platform for social and economic development in Liscannor. The environmental benefits will also be significant, ensuring that wastewater is treated in a sustainable way and returned safety to the environment. Cleaner waters will protect marine life, support biodiversity and enhance the amenity value of the area.”

Caroline O'Reilly - Irish Water Programme Manager