Ribbon cut at Mallow WWT plant upgrades

(L-r) Willie John O’Flynn, Director and Treasurer of Mallow Chamber of Commerce; Eamon Gallen, Chief Operations Officer with Uisce Éireann; Cllr Frank O’Flynn, Mayor of the County of Cork; James Fogarty, Deputy CE, Cork County Council. (Picture: Darragh Kane)

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Cork County Council, has completed upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and sewer network in Mallow to the tune of €34 million, which the company says will support social and economic growth in Mallow, enabling the local community to thrive while protecting the River Blackwater.

An event was held last Friday in Mallow to officially recognise the completion of the work, which began in April 2021. The project involved the construction of a  new pumping station and stormwater holding tank at Mallow Bridge. A separate contract to upgrade the wastewater network was signed with Ward & Burke Construction Ltd in early 2021, and the work was completed in January 2023.