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.

In Progress
€27 million


  • 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

Next Steps

  • It is expected these works will be complete in December 2021.
  • We apologise for any inconvenience this essential work causes.
  • For further information, please contact the project team on 086 032 4003.