7 March 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Irish Water have confirmed that following on from works carried out by the utility in partnership with Cork County Council, there have been significant improvements to water pressure in the village of Kildorrery, Co. Cork.
Irish Water has been working with the community in Kildorrery to resolve historic issues associated with low water pressure. Irish Water and Cork County Council held an initial meeting with community representatives early last year and, following the meeting, Irish Water developed a hydraulic model of the network to help locate anomalies on the existing network. These anomalies were in turn investigated and repaired by Cork County Council, on behalf of Irish Water. This work included the repair of leaking pipes and valves that were no longer working properly.
Commenting on the works, Aisling Buckley, Irish Water’s Regional Information Officer for the South said, ‘Following recent work, initial reports have indicated an improvement in water pressure in Kildorrey and the surrounding areas. In addition to these repairs, Irish Water is also working with Cork County Council to progress the construction of a new reservoir in Kildorrery, which will provide additional storage capacity to the water supply network in the village. Combined with on-going network improvement works, the new reservoir will continue to improve water pressure for customers in Kildorrery and provide additional capacity and a more secure supply for homes and businesses in the village and surrounding areas.’