Glan Agua is delighted to announce the contract signing to commence works on the Whitegate- Aghada Sewerage Scheme on behalf of Irish Water and Cork County Council. The project will eliminate the discharge of untreated wastewater from both areas into Cork Harbour, resulting in improved water quality that will enhance local amenities and add to a platform for social and economic development.
Speaking about the important milestone, Anthony Kavanagh, Asset Delivery Regional Lead with Irish Water, said “This significant investment will boost the area by enhancing the local environment and improve water quality in the bathing waters. It will also ensure that the wastewater infrastructure has the capacity to meet future development needs in the area.”
Anthony added: “This project will involve the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Ballytigeen, a 310m marine outfall pipeline to safely discharge treated wastewater to the sea, 400m of new sewer pipelines, 3,500m of rising mains to transport untreated wastewater to the proposed new wastewater treatment plant, and three below ground wastewater pumping stations near Rostellan Memorial Park, the pier in Lower Aghada and Main Street in Whitegate.”
“We look forward to working with the local communities in Whitegate and Aghada to deliver this essential project that will enhance local amenities and assist social and economic development into the future.”
Works are due to commence in mid-May 2022. The project is due for completion in early 2024, which includes a one year operations phase the majority of construction works completed by early 2023. During this time, Glan Agua will continue to communicate with the local communities regarding any upgrade updates.