News & Updates
While we are improving water quality in Cork Harbour, Irish Water would like to thank residents and businesses in advance for their patience and cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience these temporary works cause.
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It is intended to close a short section (approximately 80m) of Fair hill/ Back Road from 8am on Monday 12 November to 8pm on Monday 10 December 2018. This essential work is to facilitate main sewer installation and connections. Access to homes on the Back Road, north of the works (e.g. Pembroke) will be via the R610. To access homes on the Back Road, south of the works (e.g. Churchill Side), traffic travelling south on the R-610 should continue south along R-610 into Passage West, then turn right onto Church Hill.
Ringaskiddy – Road resurfacing works
Sections of the N28 to be reinstated from the entrance to the Port of Cork to the extent of the works at Haulbowline. Some road reconstruction works will be carried out in advance of the resurfacing from 14 November to 16 November. Surfacing works will be carried out between 19 November to 3 December 2018. These essential works will start each day at 7am and continue to 7pm. A stop and go traffic management system will be in operation.
Cork Street Passage West, Road Open
Due to good progress and the cooperation and patience of the Passage West residents and businesses, these works are completed and the R610 road at Cork Street Passage West opened on Saturday 10 November.
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Passage West Information Evening
On Thursday 30 August, in partnership with Cork County Council, Irish Water held a successful information evening in relation to the continued works and proposed road closures at Cork St., Passage West.
The event began with a briefing on the continued works on Cork Street, the proposed road closures and the proposed mitigation measures associated with these works in order to minimise disruption while delivering this vital project to Passage West. An open discussion followed, answering queries and concerns from those in attendance.
We would like to reiterate our commitment to working with the local community to minimise the impact where possible. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation as we work together to deliver the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project and end the discharge of raw sewage into the Cork Lower Harbour.
Cork Lower Harbour News
14 August 2018
Irish Water working to ensure Passage West remains open for business during vital works to clean up Cork Lower Harbour
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of discharging untreated sewage into Cork Lower Harbour and clean up the harbour through its investment in the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project.
29 March 2018
Irish Water committed to eliminating raw sewage in Cork Lower Harbour to provide a clean, safe harbour for all
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of releasing raw sewerage into the harbour through its investment in the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
19 May 2017
Supporting social and economic development in Cork
Investment in Cork is leading to improvements in water quality, bringing health and environmental benefits and supporting social and economic development.
10 April 2017
Irish Water marks key milestone in Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
Operations have commenced on new wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally, already reducing 50% of raw sewage flowing into the harbour.
3 April 2017
Planning approved to improve new wastewater treatment network at Cork Lower Harbour
Delivery of this project will end the discharge of raw sewage to Cork Lower Harbour by 2019.
8 September 2015
Minister Alan Kelly TD turns the sod on new wastewater treatment plant as part of €91 million Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
The first sod was turned today to mark the start of construction by Irish Water of a new wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally
18 August 2015
Irish Water to begin site investigation works in Shanbally
Irish Water is to begin site investigation works in Shanbally, County Cork as part of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project