New water mains for the villages of Lombardstown, Glantane & Laharn are a step closer this week with confirmation that the contract for the replacement of water mains in the area has been awarded to Cork based Sorensen Engineering.
Welcoming the appointment of Sorensen Engineering for the construction of the new water mains, local councilor John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said, “Today is another step closer for the people of Glantane, Lombardstown & Laharn in receiving their new water mains. The works which are to commence shortly will be completed within four to six weeks. While there will be some traffic disruption locally and intermittent water outages while these works are being undertaken, I would appreciate the co-operation and patience from all in the area during this time”.
Lombardstown & Glantane Community Councils have consistently raised the importance of replacing these water mains with Cork County Council and that the only one solution to the problem was the replacement of the existing infrastructure in both villages. It was clear that it would be far more cost effective to move ahead and proceed with the full replacement of the 4km of water mains in the area instead of continuing to incur such expenditure in repairing already outdated and debilitating pipes.
Cllr. O’ Shea added “I want to say a particular word of thanks to the local water curator, 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 during the year where undoubtedly, work on repairing and patching this debilitating network was no easy task. 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 put in place during the coming month”.