Irish Water to replace over 1.5km of problematic pipes in Dunmanway
Irish Water in partnership with Cork County Council, aim to improve water quality in the Dunmanway area by replacing problematic waterpipes.
The upgrade is hoped to provide a more reliable water supply by installing over 1600metres of modern pipes into the system.
The works will begin in late November and are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
To complete the works in an efficient and safe manner, a section of the L8558 road will remain closed from the Darkwood Crossroads, approximately 350 metres eastbound toward Derrynasafagh, from late November until early December.
The suggested diversion is to travel northwest from the Darkwood Crossroads along the L4609 to the junction for Derrynafasagh before continuing southbound to the L8558 road.
A second road closure will take place from late November to late December along the L4609 road from the Inch Road junction as far as the Darkwood Crossroads. The suggested diversion is to travel southeast from the Darkwood Crossroads, continuing on the Cat Lane/Mary Road (L4617) to Market Square (R586), before heading westbound along Castle Street road (L4609).
Outlining the benefits that the mains replacement will bring, Steven Blennerhassett from Irish Water, explained:
“The upgrading of these watermains will continue to strengthen and reinforce the water network in Dunmanway and the surrounding areas. The new pipes will create a more efficient network, reduce leaks and ensure a more reliable supply.”