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Overall project benefits

The project is important in terms of protecting the environment, facilitating economic development and providing for a growing population. 

Clean, safe harbour environment

Clean, safe harbour environment

Economic development

Economic development

Population growth

Population growth

About the project

Untreated raw sewage has been discharging directly into the lower harbour for decades. Wastewater is collected from homes and businesses across the lower harbour area and undergoes no treatment before being discharged into the sea. This practice is in breach of EU regulations. We are addressing this issue with a long-term investment in wastewater in Cork.

The project consists of:

  • A new wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally
  • 14 new pumping stations
  • 30km of new sewers
  • Repairs to 25km of old pipes
  • A drilled crossing under the estuary

News and Updates

Current Roadworks : Week starting Monday 11 June 2018

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LocationRoad closures
Glenbrook - Passage West

Traffic Management in place on R610 between Cut & Cover and the ferry crossing

Pathway closed at Glenbrook to construct Pumping Station

Resurfacing at Passage West playground

Cork Road Passage West

Trial holes planned on Cork Road between the Passage West Library and Toureen Cresent. Traffic management for these trial holes will include stop/go traffic lights for short periods.

Monkstown Carpark

Continued closure of part (50%) of carpark.

Monkstown – Sandquay

New 2-way road layout in Sandquay area to facilitate works in the area.


Traffic management in Ringaskiddy Village – one lane maintained at all times.

N28 (Shanbally/Raffeen)

Traffic management in place on N28 from GAA club towards Shanbally outside peak traffic times.

Irish Water would like to thank residents in advance for their patience and cooperation and to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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