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Baltimore Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann in partnership with Cork County Council is replacing problematic water mains in Lahern, Baltimore, Co. Cork to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of approximately 750 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Lahern, Baltimore will commence in late October These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place on the Trafraskra Road (L8210), opposite Baltimore Holiday Homes, and continue for approximately 600m toward Trafaskra. On reaching the Trafaskra junction the works will continue back toward the main Baltimore Road on the L8211 for approximately 150m.

The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers' property boundaries and connecting it to the customers' water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward and Burke Limited and are expected to be completed within three weeks after commencement.

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:

  • 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 efficiencies including cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Traffic management will be in place during this time and a road closure is required on the L8210 and L8211. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained. Access to Trafraskra Beach will be maintained at all times by either the L8210 or L8211 depending on the progress of the works.

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

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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