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Rathcoole Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Cork County Council, is carrying out leakage reduction works in Rathcoole, Co. Cork, to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of nearly 2km of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Rathcoole will commence in mid-February. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place along Collins Transport Road (L-5216) from the T-junction on the L-1120 and end at Moynihan's Terrace.

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.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward & Burke Construction and are expected to be completed by May 2024.

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Leakage reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:

  • 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.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. To deliver the works safely and efficiently, a road closure will be in place on Monday 12th February 2024 to Friday 29th March 2024. Collins Transport Road (L-5216) will be closed from the T-junction on the L-1120 and end at Moynihan's Terrace.

Local diversions will be in place during this time along the L-1120 towards Rathcoole Village and continue onto Moynihan's Terrace (L-117). Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

More information

Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified directly.

Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.

Customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

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