Dararra Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water in partnership with Cork County Council is replacing problematic water mains in Darrara, Clonakilty Co. Cork to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

The works involve the replacement of approximately 3200 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Darrara will commence in mid-January. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place along L4016 from the junction with the Timoleague Road, through Darrara Church Crossroads to the Pound.

The works will be delivered in two phases, from the Timoleague Road to Darrara Church Crossroads and from Darrara Church Crossroads to the pound. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward and Burke Ltd. and are expected to be completed by late May.

In Progress
Leakage Reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of these leakage reduction works include:

  • Reliable Water Supply – Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages ensuring a more 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, In order to carry out these works safely and efficiently a road closure is required on the L4016 (Timoleague Road to The Pound) from 17th January 2022 to 25th March 2022. As the works are to be delivered in two previously mentioned phases either may be implemented within the closure timeframe. Local access will be maintained. Diversions to through traffic will therefore be in place as per below.

The suggested diversion for southbound traffic is to travel east along R600-505, at Clashflugh Crossroads divert right onto L-4015-40, follow the road to approach road closure from opposite side.

Traffic intending to travel south on the L-4016-0 at Darrara Church Crossroads, shall divert west onto L-4015-27, then turn left onto L-4018 at Arundelmills Crossroads, follow the road to approach road closure from opposite side.

Will customers be affected by 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.