New €450,000 water mains for Liscarroll

The village of Liscarroll is to receive new water mains in the coming months following confirmation by Irish Water that they are to replace 3.7km of debilitating pipes around the village. Liscarroll has suffered consistent disruption to their water supply over many years, with a large number of leaks leaving houses and businesses in the area without water for long periods. Welcoming the confirmation of funding, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea said, “This will come as a great relief to the people of Liscarroll 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 €450,000. Tendering is now complete and a contractor has been appointed this week.”
Works are due to commence by September, with site investigation to start immediately. As the works proposed are substantial, and given the layout of Liscarroll village, there is an 18-week work pro-gramme anticipated with the aim of having the new water mains installed and in operation by early 2018.
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 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.”
Other good news: Dromina is to receive a €100,000 facelift in the coming weeks, after Cork County Council councillors recently approved the statutory planning process for improvements within the picturesque village. Some of the works include uncontrolled pedestrian crossings, raised table-top ramps, traffic calming measures including traffic island, build-outs and kerbing, repair of existing footpaths and construction of new footpaths, improved lining and signage, and tree planting and shrubbery.