Location
Cork
Status
Planned
Investment
€27 million

Benefits

  • End the discharge of poorly treated effluent
  • Improve water quality in the receiving waters
  • Enhance local amenities and a platform for social and economic development
  • All new infrastructure is sized to accommodate future population growth of the villages and the surrounding Cork Mid-West areas
  • Ensure compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and EPA Wastewater Discharge Licencing

What is involved?

  • A new wastewater treatment plant and upgrades to the sewer networks to serve Dripsey and the surrounding local area, serving a population equivalent of approximately 600 people
  • Decommission and demolition of the existing wastewater treatment plant

Steps

  • Works are scheduled to commence in November 2019
  • These works include site investigations works commencing in late 2019
  • Earthworks are scheduled to commence in Q1 2020, while the construction of the new WWTP is scheduled to commence in Q3 2020
  • Irish Water anticipates that these works will be completed by Q2 2021

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