Warning of possible Grand Parade smell as wastewater works are carried out

Warning of possible Grand Parade smell as wastewater works are carried out

Itrish Water is replacing part of the infrastructure at the Grand Parade waste water pumping station adjacent to Nano Nagle Bridge. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

The public is being warned of a possible bad smell on Grand Parade next week as Irish Water replaces part of a sewerage pumping station on the street.

The works begin on Monday and are expected to take up to three weeks. They are centred on the area next to the Nano Nagle footbridge.

“The pipework has reached its end of life and needs to be replaced. These works will ensure safe and efficient pumping of waste water at this location and help to protect the environment.” said Pat Britton, Irish Water’s Waste Water Lead for Cork.

The external covers at the pump station will need to be removed to facilitate the works. This may result in localised odours being present around the pump station while the works are taking place during the day.

“Disruption caused by this essential maintenance will be kept to a minimum” added Pat Britton.

“Irish Water regrets any inconvenience these necessary improvements may cause and would like to thank local residents and businesses for their cooperation in delivering these essential works which will ensure a more reliable sewer network.” 

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