Maulyregan Water Main Replacement

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Maulyregan to improve security of supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

The programme to replace the water mains in Maulyregan commenced on the 11 March 2019. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The section of works be undertaken from Reenascreena School, through Maulyregan crossroad on the L4001. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Coffey Northumbrian Ltd. and are expected to be completed within nine weeks.

Location
Cork
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

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 Operation and Maintenance

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

Steps

  • The works involve the replacement of over 1,600 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
  • 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