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Knockgorm/Kilcorney Cross Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Cork County Council, has replaced ageing water mains in the Knockgorm/Kilcorney Cross area to improve security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involved the decommissioning of 1.9km of problematic water mains and installation and commissioning of polyethylene (plastic) pipes in their place. These works were carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works were carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Coffey Northumbrian Limited.

Leakage reduction
Two Uisce Éireann workers working on a blue pipe


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 Water Quality

  • Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network and replacing them with new pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

Improved Operation and Maintenance

  • These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future

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