Coachford Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater Project

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is constructing a new wastewater treatment plant in Coachford, Co. Cork. EPS Group Limited has been commissioned to deliver this project on our behalf. This project is part of a €27 million investment in the Cork Mid-West area and will include the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and associated infrastructure in this area. This will improve the wastewater treatment quality and capacity and ensure compliance with wastewater discharge regulations.

Location
Cork
Status
In Progress
Investment
€27 million

Benefits

  • 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?

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

Steps

  • Works commenced on site week commencing 11 November 2019
  • These works include site investigations which are scheduled from November to December 2019 
  • Construction of the new WWTP, sewer network and outfall pipe is scheduled to commence in Q1 and Q2 2020
  • Irish Water anticipates that these works will be completed by Q2 2021

Project Update

To facilitate the construction of the sewerage networks within the village, a lane closure and a Stop / Go traffic management system is required through the Main Street of Coachford.

A Road Opening Licence has been granted by Cork County Council and the works are expected to start from Monday 25th of January 2021 to Saturday 3rd of April 2020.

  • 100m sections of the road will only be affected at any time during the works to minimise impact to the local community.
  • Local access will always be maintained, and signs will be erected to show access points during the works.
  • We apologise for any inconvenience this necessary essential work causes.
  • For further information, please contact the project team on 086 032 4003.