Two Tipp Towns To Benefit From Water Infrastructure Upgrade

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Two Tipperary Towns are to benefit from a €19M investment by Irish water. Contracts have been signed to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure for the towns of Ballina and Newport.

The aim is to eliminate the discharge of poorly treated wastewater into the river Shannon and to accommodate future population growth of the surrounding areas and to enhance local amenities.

Works are due to commence in Ballina in January and are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Works in Newport are expected to commence mid 2023 and are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Ward and Burke have signed the contract to carry out the works on behalf of Irish Water.

In Ballina the project includes upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant at Ballina, which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 8,000, a new forward feed pumping station, a new inlet works, new inlet flume and new stormwater storage tank, provision of secondary treatment including final settlement tanks, construction of a new above ground sludge Picket Fence Thickener and the construction and relocation of the existing outfall pipe to safely discharge treated wastewater into Lough Derg.

In Newport the project includes upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant at Newport, which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 3,600, construction of two new screened storm water overflow chambers, a new inlet flume and new inlet works structure, provision of secondary treatment including final settlement tanks and combining the two existing separate discharge points along the southern boundary to a single existing outfall.