WORKS are to begin in the coming weeks by Irish Water on the €7m Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade Project.
The project will significantly improve the drinking water and waste water networks for over 6,000 residents in Bandon town. Works will involve the replacement of approximately 5km of water mains that are in poor condition with high levels of leakage. Over 2km of trunk water mains will also be installed to increase network capacity which will assist in stabilising water pressure in the town.
The proposed upgrade works to the sewer network will increase flow capacity in the system, reduce sewage discharges to the Bandon River and assist in alleviating sewer flooding such as that recently experienced in the town
Welcoming the news, Cork South West deputy Jim Daly said: ‘I am very glad to be in a position to confirm that a €7m contract has been signed in recent weeks between Irish Water and Ward and Burke contractors.
‘This follows the announcement just a few weeks ago of a €14m contract being signed with contractors EPS to build a new treatment plant for the town of Bandon and of course comes on top of the €25m flood relief scheme that is at an advanced stage of construction.’