Coachford Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater Project

Irish Water has completed works on a new wastewater treatment plant in Coachford Co. Cork.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, has completed works on a new wastewater treatment plant in Coachford, Co. Cork. EPS Group Limited delivered this project on behalf of Irish Water.

This area was previously served by overloaded and outdated wastewater treatment infrastructure and therefore a new wastewater treatment plant and network upgrades were required.  

€27 million

What was involved in this this project?

Now complete, this project includes:

  • 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.

What are the benefits of this project?

Now complete, the new wastewater treatment plant will:

  • End the discharge of poorly treated effluent.
  • Improve water quality in the receiving waters.
  • Enhance local amenities and act as platform for social and economic development.
  • New infrastructure is sized to accommodate future population growth of the villages and the surrounding areas.
  • Ensures compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and EPA Wastewater Discharge Licencing.

Wider Works in Mid-West Cork

Along with this project, Irish Water is also progressing works on a number of new wastewater treatment plants in mid-West Cork, investing over €27 million in the construction of new wastewater infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera Wastewater Treatment Plant – project completed in 2021
  • Dripsey Wastewater Treatment Plant – project completed in Q1 2022
  • Innishannon Wastewater Treatment Plant - expected completion early 2022

These projects will improve the wastewater treatment quality and capacity and ensure compliance with wastewater discharge regulations.