Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme

Irish Water is progressing plans for the provision of the Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kerry County Council, will provide a new sewer collection system for Kilcummin village. This project will reduce the reliance on on-site treatment systems such as septic tanks and package treatment plants. Works are expected to commence in late 2022.

The proposed works relate to the construction of a new wastewater pumping station, gravity sewer and associated works in Kilcummin. Wastewater from Kilcummin will then be transferred to the Killarney town sewer system for appropriate treatment at the Killarney Wastewater Treatment Plant.


What’s involved in this project?

The project will include the:

  • Installation of a sewer network for Kilcummin.
  • Construction of a pumping station at Páirc Chuimín.
  • Construction of a short rising main and a gravity sewer to deliver the wastewater from Kilcummin to the collection network in Killarney for treatment at the Killarney Wastewater Treatment Plant.

What are the benefits of this project?

This project will provide an effective and efficient wastewater collection system for the village of Kilcummin and provide for the treatment of this wastewater in an appropriate manner. This, in turn, will:

  • Improve water quality in the River Deenagh and Lough Leane.
  • Provide scope to facilitate future development within the catchment.
  • Ensure compliance with EU and Irish wastewater regulations.
  • Provide for social and economic growth within the Kilcummin area.

Next Steps

Subject to land acquisition and other statutory processes, procurement will commence in 2021 with construction commencing in late 2022.

Irish Water and the contractor will engage with the local community throughout the works.