Innishannon Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater Project

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is constructing a new wastewater treatment plant in Innishannon 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
Planned
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 Innishannon and upgrades to the existing sewer network which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 1,600
  • Decommissioning and demolition of the existing septic tank on the site

Steps

  • Construction of the new WWTP and associated sewer infrastructure is expected to commence in Q2 2020
  • Irish Water anticipates that these works will be completed by Q3 2021