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A more secure and reliable water supply for Kanturk
Works to install new water mains in Kanturk which commenced in August are now complete.
Installation of 2.6 kilometres of water mains
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, has installed 2.6 kilometres of water mains on the Greenfield Road to provide a more secure, reliable water supply to the community of Kanturk. The problematic water mains have been replaced with modern, polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
New water mains were constructed along the public road and new service connections installed from the new water mains to individual properties.
“As they get older, some pipes have a high level of leakage as well as being subject to frequent bursts.” said Steven Blennerhassett, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, Irish Water.
National Leakage Reduction Programme
This work was carried out as part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see €500m invested nationally over the next four years to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network.
“The installation of this water main is essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply for this area of Kanturk now and into the future.” said Steven Blennerhassett.
“We would like to thank the community for their support during the works.”
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