Templemartin Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains in Templemartin Co. Cork to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement of approximately 2km of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Templemartin Co. Cork will commence in late June. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will commence from Glebe House Cross Junction, and continue Northbound, via Templemartin Church, to its junction with the L6245 Road. Works will follow the Y-Junctionsoutheast along L6245 Road to its junction with the L6243 and continue northbound for approximately 1.2km towards Aghnamorroge Crossroads.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke and are expected to be completed by the end of September.
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, three road closures are required with access limited to local residents and emergency traffic. The first road closure will take place from late-June to late-July 2022 along the L6244 Road from Glebe House Cross junction northbound to its junction with L6245.
The suggested diversion route is to continue northwest from Glebe House Cross, via Bandon to Crookstown Road (R590), to the first crossroads, and head eastbound, via L6043 to the yield sign and follow the road southeast.
A second road closure is required along the L6245 from mid to late-July from its junction with the L6244 to the first junction with L6243 Road for Aghnamorroge Crossroads.
The suggested diversion route for south-eastbound traffic, is continue southbound via L6244 to Glebe House Cross and take the R590 eastbound to the road for St. Patrick’s, Upton Services (L2235) continuing to its junction with L6245.
The third and final road closure will take place along the L6243 Road from late-July to late-August from its junction with the L6245 to Aghnamorroge Cross.
The suggested diversion route for northbound traffic is via L6245 northwest to the TJunction at Cloughduv East, and continue eastbound to Aghnamorroge Cross.
Will customers be affected by the works?
The works may involve some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48-hours’ notice prior to any planned water outages.