2.6km of debilitating watermains are being replaced on the Greenfield Road in Kanturk over the coming weeks following confirmation by Irish Water to Local Fine Gael Representative Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea who has been making several representations on the issue.
The Greenfield area of Kanturk town has 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 a long period.
Welcoming the works which are well underway for Greenfield, North Cork Fine Gael Representative Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea who has raised this issue consistently with Irish Water in recent times said, “This will come as a great relief to the people of Greenfield who have suffered considerably over the years with the frequent disruption to their water supply. The current infrastructure is clearly no longer fit for purpose. I’m delighted that we have now received approval from Irish Water to proceed with the replacement of these pipes, which is estimated to cost in the region of €300,000. Work are now underway and hoped to be completed by December ”.
Cllr. O’ Shea added “The community of the Greenfield Road has consistently raised the importance of replacing these water mains with me and Cork County Council who have acknowledged that the current situation is dire and realistically, there was only one solution to the problem here which is the full replacement of the existing infrastructure. It is far more cost effective to move ahead and proceed with the full replacement of the 2.6km of watermains in the area instead of continuing to incur such expenditure in repairing already outdated and debilitating pipes. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works in the area.
“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 who have worked closely with me and the local community during the last few months 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 community of Kanturk are all looking forward to the new infrastructure being put in place in the very near future”.