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Ballyhass Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Cork County Council, has replaced ageing, problematic water mains in Ballyhass, Co. Cork to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involved the replacement of over 2km of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Ballyhass, Co. Cork commenced in mid-July. These works were carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works took place from Lisduggan Cross to east of Ballyhass National School, finishing before the entrance to the Plant Hire Yard. Works then continued back to Ballyhass National School junction and travel northbound, via L5106, to the junction at Two Gneeves Road.

The works were carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward & Burke and are were completed by late-September.

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 these works in a safe and efficient manner, a road closure is required on the Ballyhass/Cecilstown Road (L1041) from Lisduggan Cross, eastbound to the first junction located after the entrance for the Ballyhass Lakes Adventure Centre.

The suggest diversion route for eastbound traffic is at Lisduggan Cross head southbound to Castlemagner Village. In the village continue eastbound to Cecilstown Village and from there take L1203 northbound.

In order to complete these works, a second road closure is required along the Ballyhass to Two Gneeves Road (L5106) from late-August to early-September. The road will remain closed from its junction adjacent to Ballyhass National School to the junction at Two Gneeves.

The suggested diversion route for northbound traffic is via Ballyhass/Cecilstown Road eastbound to Lisduggan Cross before continuing Northbound via Davey's Road (L5105) to first junction for Two Gneeves.

Will customers be affected by the works?

​The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

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