Irish Water are working in partnership with Cork City Council on the project.

Site works to improve water supply

Site investigation works have begun ahead of three water supply upgrade projects which will start in the coming months.

The site investigation works began on Monday and are taking place at night along Pope’s Quay, North Mall, Sunday’s Well Road, Shanakiel Road and Lee Road. The site investigation works will take approximately three weeks to complete and traffic management is in place to facilitate the works.

These works will be carried out from 7.30pm-6am to minimise disruption. Each of the locations across the city will take approximately one-two working nights to complete.

The site investigation works are required in advance of three Irish Water projects, which will involve the construction of additional watermains, replacing existing watermains and upgrading multiple pumping stations that supply drinking water to the city from the Lee Road water treatment plant.

Sean Twohig, Regional Infrastructure Lead with Irish Water said: “Irish Water is committed to improving water supply and reducing leakage nationally. These projects are critical to improve security of supply into the city, reduce leakage across the city’s networks and support development and growth of the city in the decades ahead. We are looking forward to delivering these important projects and working with the local communities to minimise any potential disruption.”

Following on from the planned site investigation works, the upgrade projects are expected to commence in the coming months and will take two years to complete.