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Welcome to Cork LHMDS - Please visit our updated website: www.water.ie/corklowerharbour

*** Please visit our updated website at www.water.ie/corklowerharbour ***

The Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Scheme (Cork LHMDS) includes the population/industrial centres of Cobh, Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Passage West, Monkstown, Glenbrook, Ringaskiddy Shanbally and Coolmore.

The existing sewer network serving the Lower Cork Harbour area comprises mainly combined sewer systems.

Wastewater from Cobh, Carrigaline, Passage West/Monkstown and Ringaskiddy is currently discharged following preliminary screening or untreated into the Harbour.

 

 

From1st January 2014 Irish Water has taken over responsibility for water and wastewater services in Ireland, in partnership with the Local Authorities under a Service Level Agreement (SLA). Irish Water recognises the vital importance of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project to Cork and to Ireland in order to protect the environment, facilitate economic development and for a growing population. Cork County Council will support Irish Water in the continued development of the Project.

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Latest News

*** Please visit our updated website at www.water.ie/corklowerharbour ***

June 2015

  • Planning Application Submitted for southern catchments of Network Contract.
  • CPO Application Submitted for Southern catchments of Network Contract.
  • Preparing for signing of Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Meeting with stakeholders and utility companies.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.

May 2015

  • Foreshore application for southern catchments of Network Contract submitted.
  • Preparation for signing of Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

April 2015

  • Preferred bidder for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract identified.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.
  • Final Foreshore Application being prepared. 

March 2015

  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

February 2015

  • Draft Foreshore Application Submitted.
  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Cobh collection network design under preparation.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contracts.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

January 2015

  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tendering of Network Contractors underway.
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Drill contract.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

December 2014

  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Briefing session held with Network Contractors.
  • Planning Documentation being prepared for networks.

November 2014

  • Tenders being analysed for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tender Documents issued for Network Contract.

October 2014

  • Tenders returned for the Wastewater Treatment Works Contract.
  • Tender Documents being finalised for Network Contract
  • Meeting held with the Monkstown residents in Scoil Barra Naofa between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 23rd October regarding the preferred site for the Monkstown pumping station.  Information on this meeting is on the Passage West/ Monkstown Contract link under Current Activities.

September 2014

  • Meeting regarding preliminary technical submissions held with Wastewater Treatment Works Tenderers.
  • Draft Tender Documents submitted for Network Contract (certain details to be finalised)
  • Further consideration given to locations of Monkstown pumping station.  A preferred site is emerging and a meeting is to be organised with local residents.
  • Shortlist established for the tender list for the Network contracts.
  • Landownership for land acquisitions and wayleaves finalised

August 2014

  • Wastewater Treatment Works Contract being tendered.
  • Further investigations specified to confirm walk over observations.
  • Further consideration given to locations of Monkstown pumping station
  • Shortlisting exercise underway for inclusion on the tender list for the Network contracts.
  • Landownership for land acquisitions and wayleaves being established
  • Expressions of interest sought from the market for the estuary pipeline crossing contract

 

Key Dates

  • Feb 2013 - Appointment of Nicholas O'Dywer and AMEC Consulting Engineers
  • 2013 - Commencement of initial investigation contracts
  • 2014 - Tendering and award of construction contracts
  • 2015 - Commencement of main construction contracts
  • 2019 - Completion of scheme