Irish Water contract signing takes place for the start of work on the Whitegate-Aghada sewerage system


Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, are delighted to announce that they have signed a contract to upgrade waste water infrastructure for the Whitegate and Aghada areas. This important project will eliminate the discharge of untreated sewage from both areas into Cork Harbor resulting in improved water quality which will improve local amenities and add to a platform for social and economic development .

Glan Agua signed the contract for the execution of the works on behalf of Irish Water. Work is expected to start in mid-May 2022. The project is expected to be completed in early 2024 with the majority of construction work to be completed in early 2023.

Speaking about today’s milestone, Irish Water Regional Asset Delivery Manager Anthony Kavanagh said:

We look forward to delivering this important project on behalf of the local communities of Whitegate and Aghada.

This significant investment will revitalize the territory by enhancing the local environment and improving the quality of bathing water. It will also ensure that the wastewater infrastructure has the capacity to meet future development needs in the region.

Anthony added: This project will involve the construction of a new sewage treatment plant in Ballytigeen, a 310m marine weir to safely discharge treated sewage to the sea, 400m of new sewer lines, 3,500 m of risers to carry untreated sewage to the proposed site. new sewage treatment plant and three underground sewage pumping stations near Rostellan Memorial Park, Lower Aghada Jetty and Main Street in Whitegate.

We look forward to working with the local communities of Whitegate and Aghada to realize this essential project which will improve local amenities and contribute to social and economic development in the future.

Irish Water and our appointed contractor, Glan Agua, will continue to communicate with local communities regarding upcoming works throughout the project. For more details on the project, please click here.

Any person or company wishing to obtain a new connection to the public sewage collection infrastructure should contact Irish Water. You can do a pre-connection survey to determine if a connection to the public network is possible, where the connection can be made and the associated charges. For more information visit

Irish Water is responsible for the provision of all public water and sewerage services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously improving and expanding critical infrastructure to support the growth of our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

Irish Water is committed to keeping customers informed about their water and wastewater supplies across multiple platforms 24/7 and we encourage customers to connect with us on Twitter @IWCare and through our 24/7 helpline on 1800 278 278 and by setting their location on our website.

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