What are the benefits of this project?

  • Improve water quality in the Blackwater Estuary
  • Ensure bathing water quality regulations are met
  • Ensure treated effluent complies with EPA standards
  • Allow for growth in local population, tourism and economic development

What is involved in this project?

  1. Constructing a new wastewater treatment plant with a treated effluent outfall from the wastewater treatment plant to the Blackwater Estuary.
  2. Upgrading the existing pumping stations.
  3. Constructing a new pumping station at Green Park.
  4. Installing approx. 9km of new or upgraded sewers and pumping mains.
  5. Constructing new rising mains to connect catchments in Youghal.
  6. On completion, untreated wastewater from the town will be collected and directed to the new wastewater treatment plant. Treated effluent will then be safely discharged to the Blackwater Estuary.
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