Irish Water, Ireland’s national utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, is to begin site investigation works in Shanbally, County Cork next week as part of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project. This site investigation works will include works on the N28 near the Shanbally roundabout. The road works will take place between 9am and 5pm from Monday 24th August to Friday 28th August. A contraflow will be in operation and will be managed by flagmen. Access for pedestrians will be maintained. Efforts will be made to keep any disruption to traffic to a minimum but given the current traffic volume on this road, delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced at peak times. Irish Water would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused. The works are being carried out in partnership with Cork County Council.

Commenting on the works, Catherine Sheridan, Community Relations Manager at Irish Water said, ‘These works are necessary to check what services are in this location to facilitate future works of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project. Getting information at this point about underground services is critical in making sure future works in this area happen as quickly as possible. An overall investment of €91 million is being made by Irish Water in the project which will eliminate the discharge of untreated sewage into the Lower Harbour.’

Irish Water will continue to engage with local stakeholders to keep them aware of the progress of the project and any works which may affect the local community. For further information is available on the Cork Lower Harbour section of

Irish Water invested €340m in improving water and waste water services in 2014 and will invest over €410 million in improving water services during 2015. This spend will increase over subsequent years. Capital investment in the region of €600m per year is required for a sustained period of several decades, to address the acknowledged deficiencies in the country’s water infrastructure.

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