Pipe replacement works may result in interruptions to Crookhaven water supply

There may be short-term disruptions to water supplies in the Crookhaven area in the coming weeks as contractors working for Uisce Éireann replace more than 2km of aging water pipes as part of their leakage reduction program.

Work to install 2.3km of new pipes is expected to begin next week and be completed by March this year.

Uisce Éireann program manager Jack Cronin said the water pipe being replaced had burst several times.

“We are pleased to advance these upgrades for the local community and provide them with a more reliable water supply,” he said.

“To carry out the work safely and efficiently, a stop-and-go traffic management system will be in place on short sections along the R591.”

The construction phase will take place on the R591 from O’Sullivans Bar, Crookhaven, to Killane Bay Beach.

The company said it will endeavor to provide at least 48 hours’ notice of planned disruptions.

In addition to regulating stop-and-go traffic, the work also includes laying new water supply connections from the public water main in the street to the customers’ property lines and connecting them to the customer’s water supply.

If the existing supply connections on the public side are made of lead, they will be replaced.

Customers can call Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project or check the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website for regular updates.

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