• The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Castletownbere in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
  • Water quality in Bantry Bay will improve significantly
  • Cleaner water will enhance Castletownbere’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
  • The project includes the capacity for future growth in the area
  • The project will assist with ensuring that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved


  • Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that will serve a population equivalent of 2,200 which equates to stopping 1700 wheelie bins of raw sewage being discharged to Bantry Bay per day. The preferred site is located at Drom South
  • Construction of 5 pumping stations with storage
  • Developing the sewer network and pumping stations throughout the Castletownbere area that will bring untreated wastewater to the new WWTP and treated wastewater to the existing outfall pipe
  • This project is currently in design and pre-planning stage

More information

For further information you can contact the Project Team at CorkUWW@water.ie.

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