Knockgorm/Kilcorney Cross Water Main Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, 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 Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works were carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Coffey Northumbrian Limited.
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 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