Replacement of ageing water mains completed in Clonakilty

04 March 2021

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Cork County Council, has completed the replacement of over 570 meters of problematic water mains in the Cloheen area of Clonakilty.

These works were delivered on time by Ward and Burke Ltd. on behalf of Uisce Éireann and completed in mid-February.

The works were undertaken to replace a problematic section of trunk water main supplying the west side of Clonakilty town and surrounding areas. In order to maintain supply to these areas throughout the works, an external temporary ‘rider’ main was installed. The ‘rider’ main ensured water supply continued as normal to customers in the area while the works were completed.

This work was carried out as part of our Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see €500m invested nationally to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network.

Uisce Éireann would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their patience and cooperation while we delivered this vital water network improvement project in Cloheen and the surrounding areas of Clonakilty.” said Steven Blennerhassett, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, Uisce Éireann.

Replacing the old, damaged pipes will safeguard water supply in the area. The new trunk main will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages that were previously experienced and impacted greatly on businesses in the area, including those near the popular beach resort of Inchydoney. These improvements to the water network are essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply, now and into the future. This project will result in a saving of 100,000 litres of treated drinking water per day from the local network.

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For more information, please visit National Leakage Reduction Programme section of our website.