Irish Water unveils plans for Ballyvaughan scheme

Irish Water unveils plans for Ballyvaughan scheme


Irish Water has unveiled plans to develop a new wastewater treatment scheme in Ballyvaughan to end the discharge of untreated wastewater and enhance local development potential.

The utility says it’s working in partnership with Clare County Council to end the discharge of untreated wastewater from the Ballyvaughan area. This unacceptable practice is not sustainable and threatens water quality as well as the amenity value of the area.

This project will end the discharge of the equivalent of 900 wheelie bins of untreated sewage to Ballyvaughan Bay every day.

A drop-in information evening will take place on Thursday, September 6th from 5pm to 7.30pm in Ballyvaughan Community Hall. Members of the public are welcome to come along, meet the team and find out more about this project.

“The development of a new wastewater treatment scheme in Ballyvaughan will help to improve water quality, enhance the area’s amenity value and will act as a platform for social and economic development. This project will also help ensure that the water quality standards set out in relevant legislation will be achieved,” said Joe Kennedy, Irish Water’s Infrastructure Regional Lead.

A dedicated email address has been set up for householders, businesses and other stakeholders and information is also available from Irish Water’s 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278.

These projects form part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.