Rathpeacon Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Rathpeacon, Co. Cork, to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement 1km of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Rathpeacon, Co. Cork will commence in late August. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place along Boreen Dearg Road, from its junction with Rathpeacon Road to the Old Mallow Road.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed by mid-October.
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.
Traffic Management and Road Closures
In order to complete the works in a safe and efficient manner, a road closure is required along Boreen Dearg Road (L-27823), from late August to late October. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.
The suggested diversion route for eastbound traffic from Monard, is continue southbound via Rathpeacon Road to West Link Business Park. At the first roundabout take the exit for Rathpeacon and continue northbound via Old Mallow Road to its junction with Boreen Dearg Road.
Will customers be affected by the works?
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.
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 Supply and Service Updates section of the Irish Water website.
Customers can phone Irish Water on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.