31 May 2019 Go back to News
Works get underway in Newtownshandrum area to improve drinking water quality
Replacing 2,900 meters of problematic water mains
Works will get underway next week in the Curryglass area of Newtownshandrum to improve water quality, reliability of water supply and reduce leakage. Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing 2,900 meters of problematic water mains as part of these works. The old pipes will be replaced with modern, polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
Involves 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.
These works are part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works will be carried out by Coffey Northumbrian Ltd. in partnership with Cork County Council on behalf of Irish Water, and are expected to be completed by mid July.
Steven Blennerhassett, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead
“Replacing the old, damaged pipes will improve water quality and ensure a more reliable water supply for customers in the Curryglass area. These improvements to the water network are essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply, now and into the future.”
The 2,900 meters section of works will be carried out between Newtown Close and Blossomville. A temporary road closure will be required to allow the works progress safely. Diversions will be in place through Dromina and Ballinagoul.
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.
Residents and businesses to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified directly. Customers can phone us on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any further questions about the project
Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on our Water Supply Updates Page. For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme Page.