Ballyvolane Water Mains Replacement

Irish Water Growth and Development Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork City Council is installing new water and wastewater infrastructure in Ballyvolane, Cork to support future growth and development in the area. 

Irish Water in partnership with Cork City Council has commenced works to install new water and wastewater infrastructure to cater for the future growth and development of the Ballyvolane area of Cork City. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s Growth and Development Programme.

The construction of new watermains, new wastewater network, and associated wastewater pumping station, in addition to the upgrade of existing aged watermains, will ensure required capacity of the water and wastewater infrastructure to support future development in the area.

The works are being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Geda Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed within 13 months. 

In Progress

What does the project involve?

This improvement project is being delivered in phases as follows:

Phase 1: Construction of a wastewater pumping station on Ballyhooly Road commenced January 2022. Planned completion Autumn 2022. Working hours are 07:00 to 18:00 – Monday to Saturday.

Phase 2: Construction of approximately 1.5km of watermains on Lower Dublin Hill Road to the junction with Ballyhooly Road. Works will continue northbound on Ballyhooly Road ending just south of Whites Cross. Works are due to commence in early March 2022 and will take approximately 4 months to complete.

Phase 3: Upgrade of over 200 meters existing watermains on Ballyhooly Road, and the construction of approximately 2.6km of wastewater mains on Ballyhooly Road and North Ring Road to the Old Youghal Road junction. Works are planned to commence in late Spring 2022. Confirmed commencement and duration will be communicated closer to the time. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to limit the impact on the local community. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. We understand that this type of works can be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

Current works and next steps

Works are due to commence on the construction of approximately 720m of new watermains on Lower Dublin Hill (Phase 2) in early March.

Traffic management consisting of temporary traffic light and stop go systems will be in place and works will be signposted on approach. Works will be contained within approximate 100m sections to minimise traffic and pedestrian impact.

Works on Lower Dublin Hill are due to continue until mid April when pipelaying works will then continue on the Ballyhooly Road, due north toward Whites Cross for approximately 760m. This phase of pipelaying works is projected to be complete mid June.

On site construction works at the new wastewater pumping station location commenced in January and are currently progressing to schedule. Following successful site clearance and preparatory works, construction of the concrete base and walls of the new pumping station are now underway.

Benefits of the project

Once complete, the new water and wastewater network and pumping station will facilitate future development in the Ballyvolane area. It will support social and economic growth through the provision of water and wastewater services for new homes and businesses.