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Shannon sewer upgrade to reduce odour issues

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A €2.1 million upgrade of the sewer network in Shannon is to be completed in the next four months.

Undertaken by Irish Water and Clare County Council, the project is being carried out using non-dig technology to reduce impacts to residents, the general public, businesses, schools and to minimise traffic disruption. The work involves a CCTV survey of the sewer network to determine their condition and the extent of defects, with 8.5 km of pipelines surveyed to date.

Around seven kilometres of sewers will be repaired and the network is being cleaned to remove any blockages caused by inappropriate items such as wet wipes, cotton pads, fats, oils and greases.

Speaking to The Clare Echo, Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey outlined. “I have been told by Irish Water that the project is on-going and the sewer upgrade work is scheduled for completion this summer. The upgrade works will clean and identify any structural defects as well as reducing the likelihood of sewer collapses and blockages. It will reduce potential sewer flooding and odour issues and improve the performance level of the sewer network”.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ,, A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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