Youghal WwTP Opening | Wastewater Treatment | Irish Water


In conjunction with Cork County Council we hosted the official opening of the Youghal Wastewater Treatment Plant on the 28th of September.

Youghal is a coastal town with a significant tourist industry that relies on water-based recreation activities for visitors including swimming, surfing, fishing and boating. This project is needed to stop untreated effluent being discharged into the sea at the Blackwater Estuary by constructing a new wastewater treatment plant as part of the Youghal Main Drainage Scheme which will treat effluent to a high standard before discharging to the sea safely.

In addition to the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, the project also involved upgrading the existing pumping stations, construction of a new pumping station at Green Park; and the installation of 9km of new or upgraded sewers and new rising mains.
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