23 May 2019 Go back to News
Works get underway in Foxhall and Cahermore to improve drinking water quality
Works will commence in the Foxhall and Cahermore areas of West Cork on May 29
Works to improve the water quality, reliability of water supply and reduce leakage will commence in the Foxhall and Cahermore areas of West Cork on May 29th. We are working in partnership with Cork County Council, to replace 770 meters of problematic water mains in this area. The old, damaged pipes are prone to frequent bursts and will be replaced with modern, polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
Works involve laying new water service connections
The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead, these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
Part of Leakage Reduction Programme
These works are part of our national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works will be carried out by Coffey Northumbrian Ltd. in partnership with Cork County Council on our behalf, and are expected to be completed by the end of June 2019. The work will take place over 770 meters from Cahermore Cross on the Cahermore Road towards Rosscarbery.
Steven Blennerhassett, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead
“Replacing the old, damaged pipes will improve water quality and ensure a more reliable water supply for the Foxhall and Cahermore areas. These improvements to the water network are essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply, now and into the future,”
Possible short-term water shut offs
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Where water mains are being constructed, traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Customers can phone us on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any further questions about the project. For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme Page.