Glanworth Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Upgrading the Glanworth wastewater treatment plant in Cork as part of a €165,000 investment
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City and County Council, is investing €165,000 to undertake essential upgrade works to the Glanworth wastewater treatment plant in Cork. These improvement works include upgrades to the inlet works, storm water management and sludge treatment and storage facilities.
What are the next steps?
Subject to statutory approvals, it is envisaged that works will be completed at the site by 2021.
What are the benefits of this project?
- Upgrade existing infrastructure at the plant and provide new elements where defects identified.
- Improve the performance of the wastewater treatment process.
- Prolong the operational life of the existing plant.
- Reduce the risk of storm water flooding.
- Ensure compliance with Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001.
What is involved as part of this project?
- Upgrade the inlet works at the plant, which includes the provision of inlet screens, grit removal and flow control, where applicable.
- Construct storm water holding tanks for the plant, if required.
- Upgrade the sludge storage, thickening and dewatering facilities at the plant, where applicable.
- Works will be carried out within the footprint of the plant therefore minimising disruption to residents and businesses in the surrounding area.
- Glanworth, Co. Cork