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Ballymacoda Water Mains Replacement

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Shanakill, Ballymacoda, 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 Shanakill, Ballymacoda will commence in early January 2022. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place West of Cromponn Bridge from the junction of the Shanakill (L3811) and Ballymacoda Road (R633) continuing approximately 1100 metres northbound towards Yellowford.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward & Burke Ltd. and are expected to be completed by mid-March 2022.

Leakage reduction
Two Uisce Éireann workers working on a large blue pipe

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, the Shanakill Road (L3811) will remain closed from its junction at Ballymacoda Road (R633) to the junction of the Yellowford/Gortavilla Roads from early-January to mid-March.

The suggested diversion route Northbound is to take the road for Fr. O'Neills GAA Club (L3815) to the junction of the Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge Road (R633). Follow the R633 towards Ladysbridge before taking the first junction northbound to Yellowford Road.

Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

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.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

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