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Carrigahorid Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Cork County Council, has replaced problematic water mains prone to bursts in Carrigadrohid, Co. Cork to improve security of supply, provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involved the replacement of approximately 2253 metres of aged problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Carrigadrohid will commence in early October. These works were carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works took place along local roads L6201 Monallig and L22001 Coolnasoon near Canovee National School.

The works also involved 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 were replaced as part of this improvement work.

The works were carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward and Burke Limited and were completed by end of December 2022.

Leakage reduction
Uisce Éireann worker fixing a water pipe on a road

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

To complete the works in a safe and efficient manner, road closures are required for the duration of construction. The road closure times granted by Cork County Council in conjunction with An Garda Síochana will be in place for 24-hours a day on the below dates:

  • L6201 - Monallig - 08:00hrs Monday 10th October to 18:00hrs Friday 18th November
  • L22001 - Coolnasoon - 08:00hrs Monday 7th November to 18:00hrs Friday 9th December

Local and emergency access will be maintained at either end of the works area and a recommended diversion will be signposted on approach.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. 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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