Patricks Quay and Camden Quay Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is constructing a new water main on Patricks Quay and Camden Quay to improve security of supply for Cork City.

The project to construct a new trunk water main along Patricks and Camden Quays will commence on 1 July 2019. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The section of works will be carried out Brian Boru Street, along Patricks Quay, Camden Quay to the Christy Ring Bridge. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed by the end of September 2019.

Leakage Reduction


A reliable water supply

  • Replacing the ageing water mains 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

  • Replacing the old water mains will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground

Improved water quality

  • Removing existing old cast iron 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


  • The works involve the construction of approximately 470 meters of ductile iron trunk water mains
  • Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers
  • Traffic management may be in place during this time