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Next phase of €16.3 million investment in Ballycotton Sewerage Scheme commencing

Crucial stage of project will require traffic management in Ballycotton Village.

Uisce Éireann, Cork County Council and Glanua have been hard at work in the picturesque village of Ballycotton since April. The project, a significant €16.3 million investment that will end the daily discharge of over 860 wheelie bins of untreated wastewater into Ballycotton Bay, involves the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and sewer network for the village. 

Uisce Éireann's Delivery Programme Manager, Darran O'Leary said: 

"Ballycotton is one of our beautiful coastal villages in County Cork and is hugely popular for tourists and natives alike for fishing, walking, and outdoor sports."

"Ending the daily discharge of 860 wheelie bins of raw sewage into Ballycotton Bay will provide cleaner water, enhance Ballycotton's value as an amenity and encourage social and economic development."

"Works are progressing well to date with significant progress made at the wastewater treatment plant site and Cow Lane Pumping Station. We have been working closely with the community, and now we are set to commence the next phase of works that requires traffic management on main roads in the village. These works, which involve installing a new sewer network, will require a temporary lane closure along the main street from the first week of October and are expected to take four months to complete. A manned stop-and-go system will be in place during working hours, with traffic lights in place by night. We are also replacing a problematic watermain while the sewerage works are ongoing to minimise disruption."

"I want to thank everyone in the community for their continued support while we deliver this vital project for the people of Ballycotton."

The project is due for completion in Summer 2024.

Any individual or business wishing to get a new connection to public wastewater collection infrastructure in Ballycotton must contact Uisce Éireann. You can make a pre-connection enquiry to establish whether a connection to the public network is feasible. For more information, please visit our Connections page.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit our website.

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