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Turners Cross: Lead Removal Project

Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Cork City Council, has replaced lead service connections in Turners Cross, Cork City to ensure a safer and more secure water supply to customers.

Uisce Éireann is investing over €500 million between 2017- 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the public water network.

In progress
Leakage reduction
A new clean pipe next to an old damaged and rusty pipe


  • Removal of Lead Pipework - These works will remove approximately 80 lead service connections resulting in improved water quality
  • A Reliable Water Supple - 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.


  • This project will involve removing approximately 80 lead service connections from the public water network on the following streets in Turners Cross: St. Patricks Road (West), Friars Road - (Middle), Father Matthew Road - (Middle and West), Mount Pleasant Road.

  • Works will commence in September 2020.

  • These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

  • The works will 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. These lead service connections will be replaced with modern polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes to ensure a safer, more reliable supply of water to customers in the area.

  • The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Coffey Northumbrian LTD. and were completed in December 2020.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time. There may be local diversions in place during the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

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

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.

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