Cork-based Wastewater Treatment Company in Recruitment Drive

2 September 2019
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

Local Business News

Cork-based Wastewater Treatment Company in Recruitment Drive to Double its Workforce by the End of the Year

A Cork-based wastewater treatment business, Ireland Waste Water (IWW), has announced plans to double its staff numbers with the recruitment of 10 new workers to its team. IWW are looking to fill the positions – most of which will be based at their HQ in Cork, in several areas – namely, technical sales, service, administration, finance, project management and general operations.

The recruitment drive is part of the business’s wider expansion plans following several years of steady and quickening growth. IWW has reported very strong demand for their newest addition to their product line – Circle 7 – an innovative domestic a commercial water purifying system which is the first of its kind in the world.

However, the wastewater specialists are reporting a “challenging” jobs marketplace in their quest to find the right candidates with the experience required.

IWW is a privately-owned Irish company, founded in Cork by Mary and Niall Mulcahy over twenty years ago. It designs, manufactures and installs precast concrete wastewater treatment systems, septic tanks, interceptors, grease traps, rainwater harvesting systems. They also manufacture precast holding tanks for farm effluent, drinking water, etc. The total septic tank market in Ireland is estimated to be worth more than €3 billion.

Speaking of their plans for growth, Mary Mulcahy, Co-founder of IWW, “We are going to add 10 more people to our fantastic team by the end of the year – and it’s likely we will grow by another 10 in 2020. We’ve been lucky to date in that the people who work with us not only have the skills we need, but the work ethos we admire. However, employment levels in Ireland at high at the moment – and this is great, but it does present some challenges for employers.”

The company say that due to significant demand for their Circle 7 innovation, they now need to look at growing their distribution network and warehousing facility. Circle 7 is a unique wastewater purifying solution for homes, schools, factories and businesses throughout rural Ireland, that treats water in a more environmentally friendly way, and to a higher standard than what’s currently achievable, saving households and businesses thousands of Euro in the process.

Mary Mulcahy went on to say,“Since we launched Circle 7 earlier this year the demand has been phenomenal – people the length and breadth of the country have been getting in touch with us saying they have been looking for a solution just like this but had not been able to find one to date. The demand in the West of Ireland has been particularly strong, and while we have been and will continue to service customers all over the country – logistics is definitely a challenge. We need to transport huge concrete tanks by the use of cranes and as we are almost at full capacity at the moment, we are looking at other avenues for our distribution network.”

Circle 7
Ireland Waste Water is the only company that has achieved European certification for their product, Circle 7, which is unique in the Irish market. Circle reimagines the traditional flawed septic tank process which, when not managed correctly, is a risk for contaminating the land and the water system. Circle 7 provides a new system to treat wastewater by taking household waste, percolating it using an advanced filtration system and bringing it to a near drinking water standard.

Niall Mulcahy, IWW Co-founder, commented,

“Grey water is damaging septic tank and wastewater systems as they currently stand in homes all over the country, with the primary risk being contamination of the clean water supply into a home, as well as of the surrounding land.”

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