What are the benefits of this project?

The construction of the new wastewater treatment plants in this area will:

  • 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 as part of this project?

This project will include:

  1. A new wastewater treatment plant at Coachford, which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 1,600.
  2. Upgrades to the sewer network and construction of a new outfall pipeline.
  3. Decommissioning and demolition of the existing septic tank on the site.
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