Coffey Commences Work on Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme

Coffey has commenced work on the delivery of a new sewer collection system for Kilcummin village in Co. Kerry. The project represents an investment of €9 million by Irish Water. The works will ensure wastewater from the village is treated appropriately and reduce current reliance on on-site treatment systems such as septic tanks and package treatment plants in the area, once complete.

The Scope of the project is expected to include the following works:

  • A new gravity foul sewer collection network (approximate length 3.38km) and consumer connections in Kilcummin village;
  • A gravity main to deliver wastewater to a new Pump Station;
  • A new Pump Station and underground peak-flow storage tank to the rear of Páirc Chuimín housing estate in Kilcummin;
  • A short rising main (length 0.83km) and from the Pump Station to a discharge manhole, in order to overcome local topography;
  • Gravity foul sewer (length 3.55km) to tie into the Killarney wastewater network for ultimate treatment at Killarney Wastewater Treatment Plant;
  • The gravity section will provide an option for properties currently relying on on-site wastewater treatment systems such as septic tanks, to connect to the public system.

On completion, the Kilcummin Wastewater Treatment plant will improve water quality in the River Deenagh and Lough Leane in Co. Kerry and protect recreational waters for swimming, fishing, boating and sightseeing, as well as protecting the integrity of the local environment.

Coffey is working with Irish Water Uisce Éireann and in partnership with Kerry County Council to deliver the project and works are expected to be completed in approximately 18 months.

Please contact Coffey on 091 844 356 or email at for more details on this project and the other works we have underway with Irish Water.