Midleton Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) Wastewater Project

Irish Water Growth and Development Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council is constructing new wastewater infrastructure in Midleton, Cork to support future growth and development in the area.

Irish Water in partnership with Cork County Council is progressing with the construction of new wastewater infrastructure in Midleton (north) to cater for the future growth and development of the wider Midleton area. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s Growth and Development Programme and commenced in late June 2022.

The construction of over 7km of new wastewater pipes and the construction of two new Wastewater Pumping Stations will provide the required wastewater infrastructure capacity to support future social and economic growth in the area.

The works are being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GEDA Construction Ltd. and, pending planning approval on two aspects of the overall project, are expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

In Progress

What does the project involve?

This wastewater infrastructure improvement project is being delivered in phases as follows:

  • Phase 1: The construction of 6km of wastewater pipeline from the Nordic Business Park to Carrigtwohill. Works began in late June at Nordic Enterprise Park and are now after progressing to Castle Rock Avenue. Works will commence on the Ballyrichard More Road in late Autumn 2022.
  • Phase 2: The construction of a new wastewater pumping station at Water Rock, on land adjacent to Nordic Business Park. Construction is planned to begin in late Autumn 2022.
  • Phase 3: The construction of a gravity sewer from the Nordic Business Park to the Northern Relief Road roundabout and its continuation to the  proposed Midleton North pumping station.
  • Phase 4: It is planned to construct a new wastewater pumping station and pipeline at Milbrook Crescent adjacent to the R626. Irish Water have lodged a planning application for this phase of work and they are due to commence in early 2023.

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to limit the impact on the local community. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. We understand that this type of works can be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause.