5 December 2019 Go back to News
Construction to begin on Riverstick and Belgooly Water Supply Scheme
Upgrade works in Cork to safeguard water supply
Works will begin in the coming weeks on the Riverstick and Belgooly Water Supply Scheme.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is investing €600,000 to safeguard water supply by upgrading Riverstick Reservoir and the Belgooly Water Supply Scheme.
The planned works will include construction of a new reservoir in Riverstick and commissioning of 5kms of mains already constructed between Riverstick and Belgooly. The new reservoir is required to maintain water pressure in the scheme, once complete, the old water storage reservoir at Riverstick will be demolished.
Sorenson Civil Engineering Ltd. is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project. Works will commence in the coming weeks and will take approximately 6 months to complete. Negotiations are ongoing with landowners in relation to the operational access to the site.
Why is this needed?
“This scheme will allow for commissioning of the recently completed water mains from Riverstick to Belgooly and ensure a reliable water supply to Belgooly, Riverstick and surrounding areas” said Paul Cremin, Capital Programme Lead with Irish Water.
“Irish Water is committed to providing a safe, secure and sustainable source of drinking water, reducing leakage and providing enough storage capacity to allow for social and economic development of Belgooly, Riverstick and surrounding areas well into the future.”
“This is a very important project that will have major long-term benefits for the areas. We would like to thank the community for their patience as we work to deliver this project on their behalf. We will notify the local community prior to works commencing in the area.”
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