Over 4 kilometres of new water mains have been installed in the villages of Lombardstown, Glantane, Gortroe & Laharn in recent weeks.
These four villages have suffered consistent disruption to their water supply over many years with a large number of leaks often leaving houses and businesses in the area without water for over a week. The situation became even more critical during the year with in excess of 30 breaks recorded. Funding has been approved by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government for Cork County Council to install the new mains.
Welcoming the works, local councillor John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) who has raised this issue consistently said, “The contractors involved have made great progress with the majority of the new pipes now installed. Works have commenced making the individual house connections now and I’m hoping we will all be working off the new pipe work in the coming weeks. This will come as a great relief to the people of the area who have suffered considerably over the years with the frequent disruption to their water supply. The old mains were in place since 1952 and were clearly no longer fit for purpose”.
Cllr. O’ Shea added “I want to say a particular word of thanks to the local water curator, who has been tremendous to the locals over the last year, to the plumbing staff and the entire water services team in Cork County Council for their continued efforts during this difficult time and who have worked closely with me and the local community. The dedication to their roles was evident at all times and I’m sure they along with the communities of Lombardstown & Glantane are all looking forward to the new infrastructure being commissioned in the coming weeks”.