Foxhall/Cahermore Water Main Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Foxhall/Cahermore, to improve security of supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.
The programme to replace 770m of water mains in the Foxhall/Cahermore area will commence on 29 May. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The 770m section of works be undertaken from Cahermore Cross, south, towards Rosscarbery. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Coffey Northumbrian Ltd. and are expected to be completed within 6 weeks.
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
- 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
- The works involve the initial replacement of over 770 metres of problematic pipes prone to bursts with polyethylene (plastic) pipes
- 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