Glanworth Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water in partnership with Cork County Council is replacing problematic water mains in Glanworth to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The planned watermains replacement works in Glanworth are being delivered in two phases. The first phase of watermains replacement from Dunmahon water treatment which are on private land are currently being completed. The second phase of works involves the replacement of over 980 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes and includes sections on public roads. This phase of water mains replacement in Glanworth will commence in early September These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme and will when complete total 2,340 metres.

This section of works will take place on the on the L1411 Cloughleafin Road for approximately 230m. The remainder of works (750m) will take place on a cul de sac north of Glanworth town 230m from the T-Junction east of Glanworth National School.

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 mid-October 2021.

Leakage Reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:

  • 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 efficiencies including cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. A stop-go traffic management system will be in place when works are being completed on the L1411. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

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.