Irish Water’s €7 million scheme arose from the need to protect Clonakilty Harbour, which is classified as a National Heritage Area, Special Area of Conservation and a Special Protection Area.
About the Project
- First full scale Nereda® plant in the UK and Ireland
- Replaced a heavily over-loaded oxidation ditch process
- Site adjoins an environmentally sensitive estuary and a tourist attraction
- Discharge consent is BOD 25 mg/l, TSS 35 mg/l, MRP 1 mg/l, Total-P 2mg/l, Total-N 15 mg/l, NH3-N 10 mg/l
The plant won the Local Authority Engineering Initiative category at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2015 and the ‘Green Technology Award’ for introducing the revolutionary Nereda® Technology to the Irish wastewater treatment market.