Progress on the Waste Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water is progressing the Upgrade of the Millstreet Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is located just off the Station Road. Notifications of  Compulsory Purchase Orders for small packets of adjacent lands in Coomlogane (by the WWTP) and Inchileigh (pumping station) appeared in the Corkman this week.

The project involves the decommissioning of the existing wastewater treatment processes, which will be replaced with a modern wastewater treatment plant constructed on adjacent vacant lands. The new wastewater treatment plant will cater for a future population equivalent of 3,220. The new WwTP will have capacity to treat the equivalent of over 2,500 wheelie bins of sewage. The existing WwTP is currently operating over its design capacity (capacity for 1,600 people, treating for 2250). The new plant will provide increased treatment capacity and facilitate future development within the town.  [read more …] “Progress on the Waste Water Treatment Plant”

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade approved

2013-05 - Millstreet Waste Water Treatment Plant
Millstreet Waste Water Treatment Plant (from above in May 2013). It is located across the road from the Fire Station, just off the Station Road.

It has been announced that design proposals for the Millstreet Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade have been approved at Government level, and that Cork County Council will now proceed with preparing contract documents with a view to seeking tenders as soon as possible.  The contract is estimated at a cost of  €4.1, and it is expected that it will make the Millstreet plant compliant with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.

The upgrade was called for in a 2010 survey on all urban treatment plants in the country. The following measures needed to be completed:

  • Increase capacity of treatment plant (2015+)
  • Provide tertiary treatment or relocate outfall (2015+)
  • Provide nutrient removal or relocate outfall

Story is from CorkPolitics.ie (site no longer exists)

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Waste Water Upgrade Welcomed – Cork North West Fine Gael TD, Áine Collins has welcomed the approval given by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, for Cork County Council’s design proposals for the Millstreet Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade. The Council will proceed with preparing the contract documents with a view to seeking tenders as soon as possible… (the Corkman 1st Aug 2013)

EPA Licence for Millstreet Waste Water Treatment Plant