WORKS are underway in the Froe area, north of Rosscarbery to improve the reliability of the water supply.
Irish Water, working in partnership with the County Council, is replacing 400m of problematic water mains to tackle the high levels of water leakage here. The works will take place north of Rosscarbery town on Céim Hill.
The old, damaged pipes will be replaced with modern, polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
This work is being carried out as part of Irish Water’s leakage reduction programme, which will see €500m invested nationally to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network.
Significant improvements to replace 5km of problematic water mains in the Bohonagh area, which commenced in January, are now nearing completion.
Works to replace 475m of problematic water mains in Shannonvale and 2km in Carrigfada got underway in November and are also undergoing final reinstatment.
Similarly, works to replace 1600m of water mains in Maulyregan are now undergoing final reinstatement after successful replacement.
Renewal works on 2km of water mains and service connections in Carrigroe are nearing completion with similar works in Newmills at an advanced stage. Leakage reduction works in Foxhall and Lackenduff are due to get underway this summer.
For queries or updates on the works call 1850 278 278.