IRISH Water says it is progressing plans for the new Courtmacsherry and Timoleague Sewerage Scheme. The project is aimed at addressing issues with inadequate wastewater treatment in the area, while also facilitating future growth and development. At present, untreated effluent is being discharged at Timoleague and the level of treatment at Courtmacsherry is inadequate. As a result, neither currently complies with Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations (2001) and are listed on the EPA’s Wastewater Action List (WWAL). Proposed works, for which planning permission has been granted, include the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Cullenagh, Courtmacsherry which will be capable of treating the wastewater for a population equivalent to 2,500. Planning permission has also been granted for the construction of a new pumping station at Timoleague and all the necessary network upgrades to facilitate the transfer of this wastewater to the new treatment plant.