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Water investment for North Cork

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 5:56pm

Residents and businesses in a North Cork village are to see a significant investment in the provision of water services in the coming months.

Independent Cllr John Paul O’Shea said he has received confirmation from Irish Water in recent days that the utility is to proceed with Phase 1 of the Banteer/Dromahane Regional Water Supply Scheme. He said this will be a significant capital infrastructural project for the North Cork area.

He said: “This will come as a great relief to the people of Banteer who have suffered considerably over the past year with severe disruption to their water supply. The current infrastructure is clearly in need of investment and I am delighted that this is now becoming a reality.”

The works outlined in Phase 1 of the Banteer/Dromahane Regional Water Supply Scheme include the construction of a reservoir at the Poulgorm Water Treatment Plant to ensure a minimum of 24 hour storage.

There is currently no reservoir at the Poulgorm Water Treatment Plant.

Irish Water has recently appointed a design team which will bring the project to full design and to planning application stage.

The Poulgorm plant is served by a natural spring which is supported by a bored well.

Other phases of the Banteer/Dromahane Regional Water Supply Scheme include the upgrading of other existing reservoirs and the laying of new network mains piping in the area.

Cllr O’Shea added: “I want to say a particular word of thanks to the local water curator, plumbing staff and the entire water services team in Cork County Council who have worked closely with me and the local community during the last few months where undoubtedly, work on keeping this network operating was no easy task. The dedication to their roles was evident at all times and I’m sure they along with the community of Banteer are all looking forward to the new infrastructure being put in place in the very near future."

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