Contract signed to expand water and wastewater networks in Ballyvolane

17 November 2021

Irish Water is delighted to announce the signing of a new construction contract to expand the water and wastewater networks in Ballyvolane that will support the growth and development of the area.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, will invest €9 million in this project. Once complete, the new water and wastewater infrastructure will support housing development and will ensure a safer and more reliable water supply to households and businesses in the area. The project will allow for the construction of 2,500 houses that are planned for development in the area in the future.

Geda Construction Ltd has signed the contract and will work on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project. Works on the project are expected to commence before the end of 2021 and will take approximately 18 months to complete.

Commenting on the project, Lisa Cogan of Irish Water said: “We are looking forward to delivering this important project on behalf of the local community in Ballyvolane. This €9 million investment in the local water and wastewater infrastructure will provide additional capacity for the development of new homes and will hopefully see Cork city grow even further both socially and economically.

The project will involve the construction of a new state-of-the-art wastewater pumping station, 2.6km of wastewater rising main and 1.7km of new watermains. This project is part of the Irish Water Growth and Development Fund which will benefit the people of Ballyvolane and the wider Cork city area.

David Joyce, Director of Operations in Cork City Council said that “This is an important project for the City which strategically fits with and supports the City’s ambitions as expressed in our forthcoming City Development Plan.  The delivery of infrastructure to support housing provision and to service zoned lands is very welcome.

Further details of the project will be released in due course with works expected to take place along the Ballyhooly Road, North Ring Road, and Lower Dublin Hill in Ballyvolane.

Irish Water is responsible for public water and wastewater infrastructure and is committed to providing a safe and reliable water supply, protecting the environment, and supporting the growth of homes and businesses. The building, repair, and upgrading of Irish Water’s water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water, and sewer network will require a multi-billion euro investment programme over many years. Irish Water is investing €5.2 billion in the period from 2020-2024 in drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure.