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Bandon Watermain & Sewerage Upgrade

Sep 09, 2015

ByrneLooby have been appointed as the Consultant for the Bandon Watermain & Sewerage Upgrade project by Irish Water. Irish Water announced that it will begin a €7m upgrade of Bandon’s water and sewer system in the second half of 2016. The project is a merger of the previously named Bandon Sewerage collection scheme and the new Bandon Watermain Rehabilitation Project. 

According to Irish Water, by combining the two projects and working with Cork County Council, the impact of the works on the local community will be reduced. They also say the works will be delivered more quickly and make significant cost savings by maximising efficiencies.

The Bandon Sewerage Collection Scheme was abandoned in 2012 after contractors suspended workers, in agreement with Cork County Council. Irish Water say the investment will result in significant improvements to both the water and wastewater networks in Bandon.

The proposed watermain works will improve water network performance and levels of customer service in terms of water quality, security of supply, improved operational pressure and reduced leakage; while the increased future capacity will facilitate economic growth in the town.

The proposed works on the sewer network will increase flow capacity in the system, reduce sewage discharges to the Bandon River and will assist in alleviating sewer flooding currently being experience in the town.

Aisling Buckley, regional information officer, Southern Region, Irish Water said: “This project will result in better water quality, security of supply and reduced leakage and sewer flooding in Bandon. By combining the two projects, Irish water will reduce the impact of the two projects on businesses and residents in Bandon.”


Extract taken from The Cork Independent 30th July 2015