Dripsey Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater Project

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is constructing a new wastewater treatment plant in Dripsey, 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.

Project Information Evening

Irish Water is holding an information event on the on the Coachford and Dripsey sewerage scheme upgrades. This event will take place on Monday 9 December 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:30 pm in the Coachford National School. This information evening will provide the local communities with an opportunity to learn more about the delivery of these two projects.

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 and upgrades to the sewer networks to serve Dripsey and the surrounding local area, serving a population equivalent of approximately 600 people
  • Decommission and demolition of the existing wastewater treatment plant


  • Works are scheduled to commence in November 2019
  • These works include site investigations works commencing in late 2019
  • Earthworks are scheduled to commence in Q1 2020, while the construction of the new WWTP is scheduled to commence in Q3 2020
  • Irish Water anticipates that these works will be completed by Q2 2021