Providing a more secure and robust water supply for Cork City

Works to tackle leakage and provide a more secure and robust water supply for thousands of customers in Cork City are already underway at Patrick’s Quay and Camden Quay. Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is laying a critical section of a new 3.8km pipeline from the east of the city. These works are part of the development of the Eastern Strategic Link water main, which will ensure a more secure supply for the city by providing the capacity to re-route supply from other areas in the event of a large burst or other unplanned incident. Ward and Burke Construction Ltd. is working on our behalf to deliver this phase of the project.

It was planned that this weekend August 9-12, St. Patricks Bridge would be closed to vehicular traffic but pedestrian access and crossings to Bridge Street would be maintained. However the pedestrian access has now been closed due to health and safety issues. We acknowledge the inconvenience to the public but we must prioritise their safety.

Road closure times

The road closure times granted by Cork City Council, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, are from 7.30pm Friday evening August 9 to 6am Monday 12th August.

Once complete, the Eastern Strategic Link trunk water main will provide the capacity to re-route supply from other water treatment plants in the event of a large burst, or other unplanned incident. This will ensure a more secure and resilient water supply for the city. When the two phases of this project are complete, a total length of 6.2kms of pipeline will have been constructed. Phase 1 of this project will be completed by the end of August which involved laying 3.8km of trunk main from Tivoli Docks to Camden Quay. In addition, works to renew aged water mains in Turners Cross, the Victorian Quarter, and Skehard road are continuing.

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