Courtmacsherry-Timoleague Sewerage Scheme
Courtmacsherry and Timoleague are popular tourist destinations in West Cork. This €10 million project is needed to stop untreated wastewater being discharged directly into the Argideen River which currently impacts the river and bathing waters at Coolmaine.
The practice of discharging untreated wastewater 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 to ensure that wastewater discharging to Argideen River meets appropriate discharge standards. The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Courtmacsherry and Timoleague in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.
What are the benefits of this project?
- The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Courtmacsherry and Timoleague in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.
- Water quality in Argideen River and the bathing waters at Coolmaine will improve significantly
- Cleaner water will enhance the amenity value of Courtmacsherry, Timoleague and bathing waters located at Coolmaine.
- The new pipes, pumping station and the new wastewater treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population.
- This project will act as a platform for social and economic development. The project includes the capacity for future growth in the area.
What is involved as part of this project?
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at Cullenagh, Courtmacsherry that will serve a population equivalent of 2,500 from both villages.
Construction of a new pumping station at Timoleague.
Sewer pipelines to bring untreated wastewater to the WWTP and treated wastewater to the outfall pipe.
The existing outfall pipe will safely discharge the treated wastewater to the Argideen River.
What are the next steps?
Irish Water has signed a construction contract with Glan Agua Limited to deliver this contract. Construction will commence in the coming weeks with project completion by the end of 2019.
- Co. Cork
- In Progress
- 10 million