New contract to upgrade the sewer network in Mallow town

01 March 2021

Irish Water is delighted to announce the signing of a new contract to upgrade the sewer network in Mallow.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, will invest over €14 million in this project. Once completed, the new sewer infrastructure will ensure compliance with wastewater discharge regulations. It will also improve the performance of the sewer network and water quality in the River Blackwater. Combined Sewer overflows (CSOs) will be eliminated at nine locations along the River Blackwater, which will protect the integrity of the local environment and benefit the River Blackwater Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The new wastewater infrastructure will enhance local amenities and provide a platform for social and economic development.

Ward and Burke Ltd. have signed the contract and will work on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project. Works on the project are expected to commence in the coming months and will take 24 months to complete.

Eunan Canavan, Regional Infrastructure Lead with Irish Water, commented on the project, “We are looking forward to delivering this important project on behalf of the local community in Mallow. This project will enhance the local environment by alleviating sewer flooding and improving water quality in the River Blackwater, while all new infrastructure has been sized to accommodate future population growth.

The project will involve construction of 5.5kms of new sewer pipes as well as the removal of nine existing Combined Sewer Overflows.

We look forward to working with the local community to deliver this essential project in conjunction with our partners Cork County Council and Ward and Burke Ltd.

Irish Water and our appointed Contractor, Ward and Burke Ltd., will be in contact with the local community in Mallow in advance of works commencing in the town and throughout the delivery stage of the project.

Additionally, Irish Water is also progressing with upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Mallow, with the project also expected to commence in the coming months.