Work underway on €19m wastewater infrastructure in two Tipperary towns

Seamus Glynn (Asset Delivery Regional Lead, Uisce Éireann); Christopher O’Meara (Ballina/Killaloe District Anglers); Cllr Dr. Phyll Bugler; Cathaoirleach Cllr Roger Kennedy; Joe MacGrath (CEO Tipp County Council) and Paul Fallon (Programme Manager, Uisce Éireann)

Wednesday, 5 April 2023: Communities in Ballina and Newport will be delighted that Uisce Éireann has commenced work on upgrading wastewater infrastructure which will benefit County Tipperary for decades to come.

These €19m new infrastructure projects will eliminate the discharge of poorly treated wastewater into the receiving waters, resulting in improved water quality. The two projects combined will serve a population equivalent of 11,600 and will accommodate future population growth of the surrounding areas.

Seamus Glynn, Programme Manager with Uisce Éireann, said that these projects are another example of Uisce Éireann’s commitment to providing quality water and wastewater services for the people of Tipperary.

“We are delighted to have commenced these works to deliver these important projects for the communities in Ballina and Newport. When complete, these two projects will benefit the county for decades to come. We would like to thank the local community for their support while we continue to carry out these important works. Uisce Éireann has and will continue to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure across the Premier county”.

Works on both upgrade projects are due to be substantially complete by the end of 2024 with Ward and Burke carrying out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.
Seamus added: “We are thrilled to be working with our colleagues in Tipperary County Council, Ward and Burke and most importantly the people of Ballina and Newport to deliver these vital upgrades of wastewater infrastructure.”

Any person or business wishing to get a new connection to public wastewater collection infrastructure must contact Uisce Éireann. You can make a pre-connection enquiry to establish whether a connection to the public network is feasible, where the connection can be made and any associated charges. For more information, please visit

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support growth while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.