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 is commencing 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 and are expected to commence in early January 2022.

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 will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Geda Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed within 18 months.

In Progress

What will the project involve?

This improvement project will be delivered in phases as follows:

Phase 1: Construction of a wastewater pumping station on Ballyhooly Road commencing January 2022. Planned completion Autumn 2022. Planned 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 planned to commence in early Spring 2022 and will take approximately 4 months to complete. Supporting economic & social development Improving the wastewater infrastructure to facilitate future demand Extending the water & wastewater network to facilitate future growth & development For more information on our projects, please visit our website or follow @IWCare on Twitter.

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.

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.