Works on the new sewerage scheme in Castletownbere have commenced which will end the discharge of untreated sewage to Bantry Bay
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is delighted to announce that works on the Castletownbere Sewerage Scheme commenced in February 2021.
Castletownbere is the main town on the Beara Peninsula, a busy port and centre for walking. The practice of discharging untreated wastewater to the harbour is no longer acceptable and Irish Water intends to rectify this problem in conjunction with Cork County Council by constructing a new Wastewater Treatment Plant and network infrastructure to ensure that wastewater discharging to Bantry Bay meets appropriate discharge standards.
The new Wastewater Treatment Plant will bring benefits to Castletownbere in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all. This project will stop the discharge of over 1,700 wheelie bins of raw sewage into Bantry Bay per day.
Works on the project commenced in February 2021 and are on-going.
We will endeavour to keep the local community informed in advance of any of these works and as this essential project progresses. Further details on the timelines shall be provided in the coming weeks.
Glan Agua has a full-time Community Liaison Officer (Michael Burford) on the project who can be contacted directly at email@example.com
Members of the Project Team can also be contacted at CorkUWW@water.ie.