News & Updates
While we are improving water quality in Cork Harbour, Irish Water would like to thank residents and businesses in advance for their patience and cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience these temporary works cause.
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.
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Passage West, Glenbrook, Monkstown
Works to raise manhole covers, lining works and other such works associated with the permanent resurfacing works will continue this week.
It is expected that permanent resurfacing works remaining on Chapel Hill will commence in the week beginning Monday, 1 July.
|Planned Works||What does this mean for me?||Planned Date / Time|
|Site investigations in the Green
next to playground closed off
to facilitate ground investigation
Green next to playground fenced
|Monday 17 June, 7am to 6pm
Tuesday 18 June, 7am to 6pm
Wednesday 19 June, 7am to 6pm
Trial holes at Sand Quay.
Partial lane restriction, traffic flow
Tuesday 18 June, 7am to 6pm
|Trial holes on Glen road||Some traffic delay with Stop/Go traffic
lights traffic management in place to maintain traffic flows. Some parking restrictions along Glen road.
|Wednesday 19 June, 7am - 6pm
Thursday 20 June, 7am - 6pm
Friday 21 June, 7am - 6pm
Trial Holes on 40m section of road at
|40m road closure at Glen Road and
Marine Villas Junction. It is planned
to excavate these trial holes on Saturday
22 June. The road will receive a temporary resurfacing on the day.
On Saturday 29 June, permanent
resurfacing of the road will
|Saturday 22 June, 7am - 6pm Saturday 29 June, 7am - 6pm|
Cobh Networks Contract
Irish Water has awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Cobh Town networks contract to a Farrans Construction and Sorensen Civil Engineering Limited Joint Venture. When works on this contract are completed in 2021, the raw sewage from Cobh Town will be treated, completing the connection of 20,000 homes and businesses to the Cork Lower Harbour scheme, protecting the environment, facilitating economic development and providing for a growing population.
Information evenings will be advertised in the coming weeks to introduce the Contractors and provide an overview of the project.
Cork Lower Harbour News
14 August 2018
Irish Water working to ensure Passage West remains open for business during vital works to clean up Cork Lower Harbour
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of discharging untreated sewage into Cork Lower Harbour and clean up the harbour through its investment in the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project.
29 March 2018
Irish Water committed to eliminating raw sewage in Cork Lower Harbour to provide a clean, safe harbour for all
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of releasing raw sewerage into the harbour through its investment in the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
19 May 2017
Supporting social and economic development in Cork
Investment in Cork is leading to improvements in water quality, bringing health and environmental benefits and supporting social and economic development.
10 April 2017
Irish Water marks key milestone in Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
Operations have commenced on new wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally, already reducing 50% of raw sewage flowing into the harbour.