Ballycotton Sewerage Scheme
This project is needed to stop untreated wastewater being discharged directly into Ballycotton Bay. Ballycotton is small fishing village which sits on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and is surrounded by sandy beaches.
The practice of discharging untreated wastewater to the bay is no longer acceptable and Irish Water intends to rectify this problem in conjunction with Cork County Council by constructing a new Wastewater Treatment Plant and network infrastructure to ensure that wastewater discharging to Ballycotton Bay meets appropriate discharge standards. The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Ballycotton in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all. This project will stop the discharge of over 800 wheelie bins of raw sewage into Ballycotton Bay per day.
What are the benefits of this project?
- The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Ballycotton in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.
- Water quality in the Ballycotton Bay will improve significantly.
- Cleaner water will enhance Ballycotton’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development.
- The new pipes, pumping stations and new treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population.
- The project will assist with ensuring that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved.
What is involved as part of this project?
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that will serve a population equivalent of 1,100 which equates to stopping over 800 wheelie bins of raw sewage being discharged to Ballycotton Bay per day.
- A new pumping station at Ballycotton pier.
- Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP and treated wastewater to the existing outfall.
- New Atlantic Terrace Wastewater Pumping Station
- A new Slipway pumping station
- Ballycotton, Cork