Council promises to address Glanworth water problem
Cork County Council has promised, as a matter of urgency, to address the problem with the public water supply pipe at Glanworth bridge.
At the recent monthly meeting of the Northern Area committee Cllr. Kevin O’Keefe tabled a motion calling for urgent works to be undertaken on the pipe on the Kilworth road towards Dunmahon Cross from Glanworth.
The senior engineer for drinking water operations, Robert O’Farrell, in response, informed members that the pipe across the bridge at Glanworth suffered frost damage some years ago and it was necessary to take that length of pipe out of service. It means that there is not now a through-flow of water in that area. The mains at both ends are flushed regularly but complaints are continuing. In light of that, he said, the council will install an additional flushing point nearer to the bridge which should improve the situation.
The replacement of the section of pipe across the bridge is being examined and the engineer promised a further report on the matter as soon as possible.