Bandon to Clonakilty Trunk Water Main Project

Uisce Éireann Growth and Development Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Cork County Council, is constructing a new trunk water main from Bandon to Clonakilty, County Cork to support growth and development of the area. 

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Cork County Council, has commenced the construction of a new trunk water main between Bandon and Clonakilty to alleviate current supply challenges in the Clonakilty area. This project will support the future growth and development of Clonakilty and the surrounding areas.

The works involve the construction of 13.5 kilometres of trunk water main connecting Bandon water treatment plant on Carhue Hill to the Clonakilty water treatment plant at Jones’ Bridge via Baxter’s Bridge and the N71.

Works will take place on the L60231 (Carhue Hill), the L2018 at Carhue/Gaggin and the N71 Bandon to Clonakilty Road from Gaggin to Jones’ Bridge.

Works are due to commence on the N71 at the Jones’ Bridge end of the project in early November. At the same time, a second work crew will also commence pipelaying works approximately 5 kilometres north of this location near Pedlars Cross on the N71.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward and Burke Limited and are expected to be completed in Autumn 2023.

In Progress
Leakage Reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

  • Supporting growth and development – This project will support social and economic growth in Clonakilty and surrounding areas.
  • Improve the water network - This project will increase our capacity to deliver reliable, sustainable high quality water services in the Clonakilty area.
  • Provide a more resilient water supply – This project will improve the resilience of the water network clonkilty and the surrounding area. 

Will customers be affected by the works?

Works will start on the N71 Bandon to Clonakilty Road, stop go traffic management will be in place at two locations to allow two work crews to operate simultaneously. These two work areas will be separated by approximately 5 kilometres.

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Local and emergency traffic access will always be maintained.

Working hours will be 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, subject to ongoing review.

In order to complete the work safely and efficiently some local road closures will be required. Where road closures of local roads are required, residents of the affected areas will be notified, closures advertised and signposted on approach. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause.

More Information

Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements will be notified directly and customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

Uisce Éireann regrets any inconvenience these necessary water network improvements may cause.

Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Supply and Service Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.