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21 October 2019

Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project - Safety focus leads to 250,000 hours worked without a lost time accident

When complete, 20,000 homes and businesses will be connected to the new scheme 

  • 250,000 hours worked without a Lost Time Injury 
  • Project will ensure environmental compliance
  • Ending the practice of discharging raw sewage into the harbour

1 October 2019

Works to begin next week on the Cobh Town Networks Contract– next step to eliminating raw sewage in Cork Lower Harbour

Sewage works to begin around Cobh beginning 7 October 2019

  • End discharging sewage to Cork Lower Harbour
  • Works at 4 locations around Cobh
  • Treating 30,000 wheelie bins worth of sewage

30 September 2019

No risk to the public water supply in Cork following consultation with the HSE

Detection of organism from member of public deemed unharmeful by HSE

  • EPA audit conducted in treatment plant
  • Filter bed immediately removed
  • No more traces of organisms

26 September 2019

Water supply being restored to Ballydesmond

Temporary water stations at Ballydesmond GAA Club and Saint Patrick’s Church

  • Water is now beginning to restore to customers
  • Full supply may take time to return as network refills
  • Customer team available 24/7 on 1850 278 278

26 September 2019

Irish Water working to restore water supply in Ballydesmond

Temporary water stations have been established at:

  • Ballydesmond GAA Club, Ballydesmond
  • Saint Patrick’s Church, Church Road, Ballydesmond
  • Please bring clean containers and boil water before use

17 September 2019

Public input sought on site selection for Regional Sludge Hub Centres

Consultation opens on 24 September and closes on 22 October 2019

  • Inviting feedback from public and interested stakeholders
  • 3 regional sludge hub centres
  • Based on environmental, planning, economic & technical factors

17 September 2019

Upgrade works ensure clean, safe and secure of water for homes and businesses around Ireland

National Disinfection Programme

  • Over €65 million being invested as part of programme
  • Minimising the risk of Boil Water Notices
  • Upgrades to over 190 sites nationwide to date

9 September 2019

Water mains improvement works on the Skehard Road, Cork, may cause disruption to supply in some areas on Wednesday night

Works will ensure a more secure and reliable water supply

  • Part of national Leakage Reduction Programme
  • Reducing high levels of leakage across the country
  • Customer care helpline 1850 278 278

30 August 2019

Works get underway on Wandesford Street, Cork City, to improve water supply

Works will take place between 7am on Monday, 2nd September and 4pm on Friday 06th September.

  • Road excavations will be required
  • Diversion signage will be in place during the course of the works
  • Works part of the national Leakage Reduction Programme

30 August 2019

Lee Road Water Treatment Plant in Cork to be upgraded

Lee Road plant supplies water to 70% of the population of Cork City

  • Plant originally built in 1879
  • No major upgrades since the 1950's
  • New modern treatment facilities to be constructed

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