Mallow Sewer Network Upgrade

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

Mallow Sewerage Network Upgrade Project

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 - Mallow Sewerage Network Upgrade Project

LocationStart dateDurationPlanned WorksTraffic Management
Malllow Park - North and South of the riverbank July 2021 12 months

Construction of new manholes and pipeline.

Minor increased levels of construction vehicles
R619 22 January 2022 21 February 2022 Construction of new manholes and pipeline. Stop and Go
Lower Beecher Street 10 January 2022 2 months Construction of new manholes and pipeline. Road closure
Dairygold Grounds 10 January 2022 6 weeks Construction of new manholes and pipeline. Access to site from Shortcastle Road, minor increase of construction vehicles.

Mallow Town Park - Planned Works

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

Duration:

This section of works is 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.

R619 - Planned Works

Construction of new Sewerage pipeline along a section of the R619

Duration:

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

Parking:

On street parking will be disrupted due to this section of works.

Traffic Management:

A 4- way traffic light system will be in place from the 22 January to 21 February 2022. Location of works R619 highlighted in red.

Location of Road Closure

Lower Beecher Street

Diversion of existing watermain and construction of new sewerage pipeline along a section of Lower Beecher Street.

Duration:

This section of works is planned to last approx. 2 months.

Parking:

A section of street parking will be disrupted due to this section of works.

Traffic Management:

Intermittent road closures on Lower Beecher Street will be in place for the period of the works. Access will remain for local residents. The red section highlighted in the map below outlines the extent of the site and parking restrictions.

Note : Dairygold ground works included in Beecher Street TM Plan.

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.