Castletownroche Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains on the Close Road, Castletownroche, Co. Cork, to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of over 2,780 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains on close Road will commence in late February. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place on the Close Road east of Castletownroche N.S.

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 Irish Water by Ward and Burke Ltd. and are expected to be completed by late June.

In Progress
Leakage Reduction

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

In order to complete the works in an efficient and safe manner, the Close Road will be closed from the Castletownroche N.S junction to the cross at Oaklands from late February to late June 2022. 

Westbound traffic will continue through Oaklands and join the N72/Castletownroche Road at Monanimy. Eastbound traffic coming from Castletownroche will take the N72 to Monanimy and take the right turn toward Oaklands. Diversions will be signposted on approach.

Will customers be affected by the works?

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.