Passage West, Glenbrook, Monkstown

For queries on the completed works at Passage West, Glenbrook and Monkstown, please email the project team at corklowerharbour@water.ie.

Cobh Networks Contract

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Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is carrying out the Cobh Town Networks Contract, a major wastewater project in the Cork Lower Harbour area. Farrans Sorensen Joint Venture (FSJV) is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project.

These necessary works will ensure an end to the practice of raw sewage discharging from Cobh Town through 19 outfall pipes around Cobh, directly into Cork harbour. 

The Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience during our works over the past year.  Works will cease for the Christmas period on Friday, 20 December 2019 and recommence on Thursday 2 January 2020. Our sites will be checked regularly throughout this period.

Summary of upcoming Works 

The following table provides a summary of the upcoming works as part of the Cobh Networks Contract in February 2020:

LocationOngoing WorksWhat does this mean for me?Dates
1. Station Carpark New sewer pipelines and pumping station Access to Station Carpark will be via Cobh Cruise Terminal. View information sheet

Mid January 2020 to Mid March 2020

2. Whitepoint Moorings Road Closure  New sewer pipelines No through road at Whitepoint Moorings.
Local access will be maintained at all times to residents of Whitepoint Drive. View information sheet
Monday 10 February 2020 to Sunday 12 April 2020
3. Cobh Town Centre – Kennedy Pier towards Westbourne Place New sewer pipelines of 400mm, 600mm and 1050mm in diameter, 2-3 metres deep There will be some parking restrictions along Westbourne Place as works move along the road. View information sheet Thursday, 2 January 2020 – End of April 2020
4. Old Town Hall  Construction of Pumping Station and associated electrical works.

Parking restrictions at Lynch’s Quay from October 2019. View information sheet

Monday 16 September  2019 – October 2020

 

Planned Works

LocationOngoing WorksWhat does this mean for me?Dates
5. Upper East Beach and Harbour Row New sewer pipelines of 750mm diameter sewer pipe, 3 to 5m in depth, and associated manholes Road closure at Upper East Beach and Harbour Row completed in two sections Works will be completed in two stages, working in 100 to 150m sections. View information sheet

First stage - East Beach  Monday 24 February to Thursday 30 April 2020. (approximately 9 weeks)

Second stage - Harbour Row expected Friday 1 May to Friday 31 July 2020 (approximately 13 weeks)
6. Road Closure at Westbourne Place Lower To facilitate the continued installation of sewer pipes in the town centre

Planned to apply for a road closure of Westbourne Place Lower. View information sheet

Wednesday 18 March to Wednesday 1 April 2020.

View general information sheet on Cobh Town Networks

Cobh to Monkstown - Estuary Crossing Contract

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ESTUARY CROSSING DRILL AND PIPE PULL UPDATE

The first of two sewer pipes was successfully installed in January, in the first completed drill bore under the estuary – extending over 1km between Cobh and Monkstown – the longest such horizontal directional drill in Ireland. 

Irish Water would like to thank the local community for their patience with the works to date and particularly for their cooperation during the operation to pull the pipe into place into the drill bore under the estuary. The operation was completed safely and successfully thanks to the collaboration of the local residents with our contractor for the works, O’Connor Utilities Ltd. and the broader project team. 

In preparation for the second pipe pull, O’Connor Utilities, (OCU), have applied to the Cork County Council for a road closure on Glen Road/Laurel Hill from Monday 2 March 2020 to Sunday 5 April 2020 to facilitate the pulling of the second pipe into place from the Laurel Hill site to the reception site at Monkstown Park. As with the previous pull, a period of just 1 week will be required within that 5 week window to set up and complete the pipe pulling operation. 

WORKS ON GLEN ROAD AND ASSOCIATED ROAD CLOSURE 

To facilitate the installation of a sewer pipe along the lower Glen Road, Cork County Council have granted a road closure of the Glen Road from Monday 13 January to Sunday 22 March 2020.  This sewer pipe will connect the pipeline due to be installed under the estuary to the new discharge chamber on Lower Glen Road. The works will take place in two sections of the Glen Road:

  • Part One: From Sand Quay to the carpark - This section is now complete and re-opened on Friday 7 February.
  • Part Two: From the car park entrance to the OCU compound. These works will begin on Friday 7 February 2020. The carpark will remain open during this time.

Detailed information on the works and proposed road closure and associated diversion is available in the following information sheet.

Contact us

You can email the project team with any queries at corklowerharbour@water.ie.  

Irish Water is committed to delivering these works with the minimum disruption to residents and businesses and to working with the local community to minimise the impact where possible.

Cork Lower Harbour News

12 February 2020

Passage West and Monkstown remain open for business as works to clean up Cork Lower Harbour continue

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of discharging untreated sewage into Cork Lower Harbour. Ward & Burke Group Limited is working on our behalf to deliver this major wastewater project.

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10 February 2020

New connection works on the Curraheen Road to cause disruption to supply in surrounding areas

Irish Water wishes to advise customers that as part of new connection works being delivered, there may be disruption to water supply from 10.00 to 16.00 on Wednesday 12 February 2020. Find out more.

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4 February 2020

Water mains improvement works on Mount Verdon Terrace, Wellington Road, Cork may cause disruption to supply

Irish Water is carrying out water main improvement works on Mount Verdon Terrace, Wellington Road this week which will provide a more secure, reliable water supply to the area. Find out more.

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17 January 2020

First of two pipes installed underneath estuary between Cobh Dockyard and Monkstown as part of Cork Lower Harbour Project

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of discharging raw sewage directly into Cork Lower Harbour with the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project.

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20 December 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for all customers on the Whitegate Regional Water Supply with immediate effect

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Cork County Council can confirm that the Boil Water Notice in place since 27 November for all customers on the Whitegate Regional Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect. Find out more.

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8 November 2019

Cork City to reap big benefits from upgrade of Lee Road Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork City Council, has today marked the start of a landmark project to upgrade Cork’s Lee Road Water Treatment plant. Find out more.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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