Castlemaine Wastewater Treatment Plant

Glan Agua completed the first Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) Framework project at Castlemaine Wastewater Treatment Plant on behalf of Irish Water and Kerry County Council. The project ended the discharge of poorly treated effluent to the River Maine and facilitate growth and development of the area.


  • The new wastewater treatment plant and network will facilitate future growth in the village and the surrounding area
  • End the discharge of poorly treated effluent
  • Improve the water quality in the River Maine and Castlemaine Harbour
  • The new plant will treat wastewater to a significantly higher standard, and will ensure that Castlemaine complies with the requirements of both the Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations and the EPA waste water discharge authorisation

What was involved

  • Build a new wastewater treatment plant to serve a population of up to 750 people
  • Build a new pumping station with storm water storage
  • Replace over 660m of sewer pipe
  • Build a new inlet pumping station and storm water storage at the outfall to the River Maine
  • Install pumping and a refurbished header manhole at the outfall to the River Maine


Irish Water

Client Representatives

Irish Water


October 2019 – July 2020


Castlemaine, Co.Kerry


January 29, 2010