30 August 2019 Go back to News
Works get underway on Wandesford Street, Cork City, to improve water supply
Works will tackle high levels of water leakage and improve security of water supply.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is completing water main improvement works on Wandesford Street to tackle high levels of water leakage and improve security of water supply.
These works will take place between 7am on Monday, 2nd September and 4pm on Friday 06th September. Road excavations will be required to facilitate these essential water network improvement works and these will be primarily located on Wandesford Street adjacent to Clarkes Bridge. To ensure the safe delivery of these works, a road closure will be in place and there may be delays to traffic flows in the area. Diversion signage will be in place during the course of the works. All traffic management plans have been granted by Cork City Council in conjunction with An Garda Siochána to ensure these works are delivered safely.
The works times granted are from: Monday 02nd September from 7.00am until Friday 06th September 4.00pm
Improving water mains is part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which will see €500m invested nationally to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network. The works will be carried out by Ward and Burke Ltd. in partnership with Cork City Council on behalf of Irish Water.
A planned water outage will take place, which may result in disruption to water supply between 7pm and 11pm on Tuesday, 3rd September. This may disrupt water supply to customers in Wandesford Quay, Wandesford Street, Crosse’s Green Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Bishop Street, Proby’s Street, French’s Quay, Convent Place, Dean Street, Western Road and surrounding areas.
During these essential planned works, homes and businesses in the above areas area may be impacted by reduced water pressure and water outages. Following these improvement works water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network.
“We understand this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause,” said Steven Blennerhassett, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, Irish Water. “These essential works will help reduce leakage and safeguard water supply to customers in the area. The planned improvements to the water network are essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply, now and into the future.”
“Customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any further questions about this work,” added Steven Blennerhassett.