Wednesday 20 October 2021
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Works Underway on Two New Wastewater Treatment Plants in Cork North West – O’Shea 

Works Underway on Two New Wastewater Treatment Plants in Cork North West – O’Shea 

Works are underway in Coachford and Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera on new wastewater treatment plants, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said. 

Irish Water say that existing wastewater infrastructure in these areas is overloaded and outdated. The works will deliver a new wastewater treatment plants in Coachford and Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera, along with Innishannon and Dripsey, as well as the additional associated infrastructure required to connect the new plants into existing infrastructure in each village. 

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, will invest over €27 million on four new Waste Water Treatment Plants in Cork during 2020. North Cork based EPS Group Ltd. have been awarded the contract for the construction of these new systems who have a proven track record in the industry. 

Cllr. O’Shea said: “On completion, the new infrastructure will end the discharge of poorly treated effluent and improve water quality in the receiving waters in each area. Once operational, the new plants will ensure compliance with wastewater discharge regulations.” 

Proposed Programmes of Works: 

Coachford: 

Site investigation works began in Coachford in mid-November and will continue throughout December 2019. Construction of the new wastewater treatment plant, sewer network and outfall pipe will begin early in 2020, with works to be completed by mid-2021. 

Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera 

Works, including earthworks and construction of the new wastewater treatment plant, are scheduled to commence by the end of this month. Construction of a new pumping station and river crossing, as well as upgrades to the sewer network are scheduled to commence early in 2020, with works to be completed by mid-2021.