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Works to strengthen the water supply network in Cork City

17 September 2021

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is improving water mains connections on Anglesea Street to strengthen the water supply network in Cork City.

The Cork South Docks Networks Extension Project involves the construction of approximately 120m of new modern watermains and two cross connections. Construction works on the new water mains on Anglesea Street, Cork City will commence on September 20, 2021.

The extension project is being carried out as part of the Uisce Éireann’s Growth and Development fund. The works will take place between the junction of Anglesea Street/Old Station Road and Anglesea Street/South Terrace and are being carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward and Burke Limited. The project is expected to be completed by the beginning of October.

In order for the network to be strengthened, a supply interruption is required on Wednesday, September 22 from 11pm to Thursday, September 23 at 3am.

The interruption of service may affect customers in Summerhill, Quaker Road, Windmill Road, Langford Row, Parkowen, Southern Road, Tonyville, South City Link Road, Capwell Road, Capwell Avenue, the South Douglas Road and surrounding areas.

Following these improvement works, the water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network.

This is an early phase of the overall plans for network improvement and expansion in the area. Improving the water network on Anglesea Street will facilitate the economic and social development of the Cork City South Docks area.

Outlining the benefits the project will bring, Steven Blennerhassett, Asset Delivery Regional Lead for Uisce Éireann, explained: “These works will deliver efficiencies, including cost savings, by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future. This is another vital step in strengthening the water network which will provide a more resilient water supply and facilitate social and economic growth in Cork city.

 “In order to minimise traffic impact, our crews will operate at night between the hours of 7pm and 7am from Monday evenings through to Friday mornings.

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

We understand that road works and water outages can be inconvenient, but our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to local communities as we continue to improve the water supply in Cork city.

Uisce Éireann’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.

Uisce Éireann continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Uisce Éireann would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.