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?

  1. 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.
  2. A new pumping station at Ballycotton pier.
  3. Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP and treated wastewater to the existing outfall.
  4. New Atlantic Terrace Wastewater Pumping Station
  5. A new Slipway pumping station
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