Works continue to strengthen the water supply in the South Docks area

24 January 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is commencing the next stage of the Cork South Docks Network Extension and Upgrade Project following the successful completion of works on Anglesea Street in late 2021.

The €1.2m investment in the project will deliver increased water supply capacity to the South Docks, which is essential to facilitate future development and economic growth in the area. This stage of the Cork South Docks Network Extension and Upgrade Project involves the construction of approximately 2.2km of new and upgraded watermains. The work, being carried out by Ward and Burke Limited on behalf of Irish Water, is split into seven distinct phases.

The project is due to commence in late January with phase one (outlined in attached map) expected to take approximately three weeks. The entire seven phases of this second round of works are expected to be complete in late summer 2022.

Outlining the benefits the project will bring, Paul Moroney, Programme Manager with Irish Water explained: “Phase two of the South Docks network extension will deliver increased capacity to the South Docks area which has been earmarked for future development. In tandem with these benefits, it will also deliver efficiencies by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future. The entire project is another vital step in strengthening the water network; which will provide a more resilient water supply and support social and economic growth in Cork city.

 “We will work with the local community to ensure as little disruption as is possible is experienced while we deliver this critical project. I want to thank everyone in advance as we continue to improve the water supply in Cork city.

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time by way of a stop-go system and flagman operations. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

David Joyce, Director of Roads & Environment Operations in Cork City Council, welcomed Irish Water’s investment in the City water infrastructure. Building a resilient water network with the capacity to serve the ambitious development plans for the South Docks Area is of vital importance to the City.  The South Docklands Area represents an area of 146ha of brownfield lands adjacent to the city centre with potential to be an exemplar for sustainable urban living and the 15 minute City concept.

Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Supply and Service Updates section or set your location on our website.

Irish Water’s Network Extension Programme is a dedicated programme of works for extending our water and wastewater networks to support strategic development areas that will bring about social and economic growth, including planned residential development, in areas with the greatest need.