Mallow Sewer Network Upgrade

Irish Water is progressing with upgrades to the sewer network to eliminate nine sewer overflows and improve water quality.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is progressing with upgrades to the sewer network in Mallow, Co. Cork. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023 and includes:

  • Upgrading the sewer network through the removal of 9 Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs); and
  • Constructing 5.5km of new sewers.

Once completed, this project will improve water quality in the River Blackwater and benefit homes and businesses in Mallow and the surrounding area. Ward and Burke Construction Ltd is carrying out these works on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.

Location
Cork
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

Details of upcoming works:

LocationStart dateDurationPlanned worksTraffic management
Spa Springs 19 April 2021 8 - 10 weeks Installation of new pipeline Stop to Go
Mallow Town Park and South Bank (both sides of the river) 26 April 2021 10 weeks Setting up site fencing and site compound No impact on road users
Mallow Park - South of the riverbank 20 May 2021 6 months Construction of new manhole and pipeline Minor increased levels of construction vehicles

Spa Springs - Planned Works

Planned works include the construction of a new sewer pipeline along a section of the N72, Ballylough Road and lands adjacent to Spa Spring Road.
This section of works will see the pipeline start on the N72. It will then cut across the adjacent field and will be then re-enter the road on the Spa Springs roadside.

Duration:

This section works are planned to last approx. 8-10 weeks.

Parking:

No parking will be disrupted due to this section of works. 

Traffic Management:

A Stop and Go system will be in place for this section of works. 

 

Mallow Town Park - Planned Works

Construction of manholes and pipelines on the south of the river.

Duration:

This section of works are planned to last approx. 6 months. 

Parking:

No parking will be disrupted due to this section of works.

Walkway:

A section of the walkway along the riverbank will be closed off to facilitate this section of works. 

Traffic Management:

Traffic will be entering and exiting the site with materials and plant for the works. There is no other impact to road users. 

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the construction works on this essential project.

Stakeholder Engagement

Ward and Burke Construction Ltd. has a full time Community Liaison Officer on the contract who is available to address and queries or concerns in relation to the works.

Contact details: Carol Harris 086 1449548 or mallow@wardandburke.com

For updates on the works please visit www.water.ie/mallow  

What is involved as part of this project?

As part of the project, Irish Water will:

  • Upgrade the sewer network through the removal of 9 Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs); and
  • Construct 5.5km of new sewers.

What are the benefits of this project?

The upgrade works carried out as part of this project will:

  • Improve the performance level of the sewer network.
  • Eliminate sewer overflows into the River Blackwater at 9 locations.
  • Improve water quality in the River Blackwater and ensure environmental compliance.
  • Allow for the long-term social and economic development of Mallow.