Irish Water to commence phase 2 of Castletownbere Trunk Watermain Rehabilitation
Cork County Council, in partnership with Irish Water are set to begin on the second phase of the replacement of a problematic trunk watermain between Ardgroom and Eyeries.
This is in order to improve the security of the supply and reduce high levels of leakage in these areas.
The work begins on the 15th of November and involves replacing 3.3km of problematic water mains with new modern popes.
The section of works will take place along the R571, Ardgroom to Eyeries Road, commencing approximately 800m west of Ardgroom village and proceeding to approximately 200m south of the quarry at Faunkill and the Woods, Eyeries.
Phase 2 is expected to be completed by late-February 2022 and is being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
Steven Blennerhassett from Irish Water said:
“Similar to Phase 1, there will be no road closures involved. However, a single lane stop-go system will be in operation on the R571. 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 of 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.
“I would like to thank the locals for their patience and support as we continue into phase 2 and progress to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce leaks and strengthen the water network.”