PIPE replacement work is starting this week between Rosscarbery and Clonakilty to improve the local water supply.
Irish Water, with the County Council, is replacing 1.5km of problematic water mains to tackle the high levels of water leakage in the Bohonagh area.
The old and damaged pipes will be replaced with plastic pipes.
These works started on January 28th and as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme, look set to continue until the end of April.
Irish Water is carrying out a significant amount of improvements to the water supply network in the Clonakility area, it said.
Last year, approximately 2km of water mains were installed near Owenahincha beach in Ahaglaslin and 700m of water mains renewals and service connection were completed in Knocknageehy.
Works to replace problematic water mains in Shannonvale and Carrigfada got underway in November.
Renewal works on 2.5km of water mains and service connections have recently commenced in Carrigroe, with similar works in Newmills, Foxhall and Lackenduff due to get underway shortly.
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 outages.
Where water mains are being constructed, traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times, Irish Water has promised.
Steven Blennerhassett, leakage reduction programme regional lead, Irish Water said: ‘We will continue to work with the community to minimise disruption. Customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any further questions about the project.’
For more on the national leakage reduction programme, see National Projects at www.water.ie