Ballydaly Upper Water Mains Rehabilitation

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Ballydaly Upper, Millstreet, Co. Cork to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of over 1100 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Ballydaly Upper will commence in mid-May. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will commence at the junction by Con Murphy’s Stone monument on the Main Ballydaly Road and continue East towards Millstreet, before heading Southbound via the L5170 Road, as far as Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Ltd. and are expected to be completed by the end of July.

In Progress
Leakage Reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:

  • A Reliable Water Supply – Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
  • Reduced Leaks – Replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.
  • Improved Operation and Maintenance – These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future. 

Traffic Management and Road Closures

In order to complete the works in a safe and efficient manner, a road closure is required along the L5169 Road from its junction at Con Murphy’s Stone Monument eastbound as far as the L5170 Road heading towards Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

The suggested eastbound diversion route is to continue Southbound via the R582 Road towards Ballydaly village, before taking the L5170 Road Northbound at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

A second road closure is required and will take place along the L5170 Road from Our Lady of Lourdes Church northbound to its junction with the L5169 Road, east of Con Murphy’s Stone Monument.

The suggested northbound diversion route is to continue through Ballydaly village along the R582 Road passing Guerin’s Filling Station, before travelling Eastbound at the Stone Monument along the L5169 Road.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.