This project involves the construction of a 5.5km link between the Cork City Water Supply Scheme and the Cork Harbour and City Water Supply Scheme, as supplied from Inniscarra Water Treatment Plant. This watermain will provide additional water supply capacity to Cork City by providing a strategic connection between the water supply schemes and will provide necessary headroom, to facilitate growth and also increase security of supply.

What is involved as part of this project?

As part of this project, Irish Water will:

  • Connection to existing 1500mm diameter city and harbour trunk (city ring) main at Curraheen
  • Construction of a new 5.5 km trunk main connecting to the Cork City WSS at Lee Road WTP 
  • This project will include a crossing of the River Lee and critical road arteries into Cork City
  • Connect to the Lee Road Water Treatment Plant and new pumping regime and into existing network

What are the benefits of this project?

The works carried out as part of this project will:

  • Provide security of supply to Cork City
  • Provide necessary additional water supply capacity
  • Facilitate growth and development of Cork City

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