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. 

Summary of current works 

The following table provides a summary of the ongoing works as part of the Cobh Networks Contract in June/July 2020:

PIPELINES

LocationOngoing WorksWhat does this mean for me?Dates
1. Station Carpark Pipelines complete, work continues on pumping station Access to Station Carpark will continue to be via Cobh Cruise Terminal – For Text Updates on this Text COBH to 50015

Work on Pumping Station until October 2020

2. Whitepoint Moorings New sewer pipelines and manholes Road closure in place at Whitepoint Moorings. Local access maintained. Ongoing until Friday 10 July
3. Whitepoint Drive (from entrance into Whitepoint Moorings towards the Low Road) Installation of pipeline and construction of manholes Road closure in place at Whitepoint Drive. Local access maintained. From Monday 13 July to Friday 24 July
4. Whitepoint Drive (waterfront cul-de-sac) Installation of pipelines and construction of manholes

Road closure at cul-de-sac. Access for residents provided via an access ramp.

From Tuesday 4 August - Saturday 12 September

5. R624 – Adjacent to Rushbrooke Hotel carpark Installation of concrete bases for vent columns Stop/Go system in place, operated by temporary traffic lights. Monday 22 June – Friday 26 June 2020
6. R624 – From junction with Ballynoe Road to Skew Bridge Permanent resurfacing works

Required road closure. Diversions and some parking restrictions.

Monday 6 July to Saturday 11 July 2020
7. Harbour Row New sewer pipelines of 750mm diameter, 3 to 5m in depth, and associated manholes Road closure at Harbour Row. Works will be completed in two stages, working in 100 to 150m sections. View information sheet

First stage - East Beach  Pipelaying and road resurfacing completed

Second stage - Harbour Row commenced in June with expected  duration of  approximately 13 weeks

8. Park Lane  ESB ducting Road closure at Park Lane, from the junction of Spy Hill to Midleton Street. Diversions in place. Some parking restrictions at Park Lane Monday 13 July – Friday 17 July 2020
9. Spy Hill & Westbourne Place ESB ducting Stop / Go traffic management in place. Parking restrictions along Spy Hill Monday 20 July – Friday 31 July 2020
10. Orilia Terrace ESB ducting Road closure at Orilia Terrace, from the junction at Bishop Street / Midleton Street to the junction at Hilltop Park / Aherne Place. Diversions in place. Tuesday 4th August – Saturday 8th August

 

PUMPING STATIONS

LocationOngoing WorksWhat does this mean for me?Dates
1. 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

2. Station Carpark Construction of Pumping Station and associated electrical works

Parking restrictions in place

March 2020 – October 2020
3. Rushbrook Construction of Pumping Station and associated electrical works Parking restrictions in place Ongoing in June/July
4. Cork Dockyard Construction of Pumping Station and associated electrical work Works are limited to Cork Dockyard site Monday 30 March – April 2021
5. Dock Cottages Construction of Pumping Station and associated electrical work Work use of green amenity area Ongoing in June/July

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 second and final sewer pipe was successfully installed under the estuary on Thursday 19 March. This was installed in the second 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 and cooperation during the operation to pull the pipe into place into the drill bore under the estuary, particularly in the challenging times we currently find ourselves in.  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. 

O’Connor Utilities have worked tirelessly, in partnership with Long O’Donnell, Nicholas O’Dwyer and our own Irish Water project team, to ensure the safe completion of these works while minimising the impact on the local community as much as possible. They will now put these efforts into returning Monkstown Park to the community.  

WORKS ON GLEN ROAD AND ASSOCIATED ROAD CLOSURE 

Works to connect the sewer pipes under the estuary to the network on the Monkstown side are continuing on the Glen Road. It is expected that these works and the reinstatement of Monkstown Park and basketball court will be completed in the Summer.

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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