Bridge Street Water Mains Replacement
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is continuing to replace problematic cast iron water mains in Cork City to improve security of supply and reduce leakage.
Irish Water is investing €500 million over the next four years to reduce leakage and remove old pipes from the public water network.
- A reliable water supply – replacing the ageing water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
- Reduced leaks – replacing the old water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.
- Improved water quality – removing existing old cast iron from the public water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.
- Improved operation and maintenance – these works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.
- The works will replace approximately 300 metres of old, damaged pipes in the area with modern, high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
- The works will also involve the installation of associated service connections and removal of lead service pipes. These critical upgrades are being carried out prior to the next phase of urban renewal works under the Cork City Centre Movement Strategy.
Will customers be affected by the works?
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time. There may be local diversions in place during the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
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.
We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.