Tuesday, 8th September 2015
- New wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally in Co. Cork
- Part of €91m investment in Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
- 50 jobs being created during the construction phase
The sod has been turned on a new wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally that will benefit communities around the Lower Harbour. It is great news for people living in the area and for all who enjoy the wonderful natural resource that is Cork Harbour. As a result of this investment there will be both health and environmental benefits.
For years areas such as Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Passage West/Monkstown, Shanbally and Ringaskiddy have developed without proper infrastructure for the families living in the region. It is shocking to think that in this day and age we don’t have the infrastructure to deal with wastewater.
Delivering a wastewater treatment and major initiative like Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project are exactly why we need a water utility that can manage and develop water services. Old models failed to deliver for communities and only functioned because the problems were pumped out to sea. This investment will make sure that new pipes, pumping stations and a treatment plant can meet the needs of the population of the lower harbour and protect the environment, as well as facilitating economic development.
This is part of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project and includes an overall investment of €91 million. The project will create approximately 50 jobs during the construction phase. When completed it will put an end to the unacceptable discharge of untreated sewage into the harbour.