Courtmacsherry-Timoleague Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

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 has rectified 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 brings many benefits to Courtmacsherry and Timoleague in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all.

Location
Cork
Status
Completed
Investment
€10 million

Benefits

  • The new wastewater treatment plant brings many 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 has improved 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 acts as a platform for social and economic development. The project includes the capacity for future growth in the area

Steps

  • 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