Works are due to begin next week on the Falcarragh and Gortahork water mains to improve supplies and reduce leakage for local customers.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, is set to commence renewal works involving the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 1.7 kilometres of old and damaged water pipes with modern, high density polyethelene (plastic) pipes.
The contract is being carried out by Farran’s Construction Limited and will take approximately 12 weeks to complete. Traffic management will be in place during this time and some planned water supply disruptions are expected.
The works are part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. Once complete customers are expected to benefit from a more consistent water supply due to the reduction in instances of bursts and leaks.
Explaining further what’s involved, Irish Water’s Water Network Regional Lead Declan Cawley said: “The works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of water mains between Gortahork and Falcarragh, in the townlands of Ballyness and Killult, Co Donegal.
“The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting them to the customer’s water supply.
“Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
“Traffic management will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.”
Residents and businesses in the areas where the planned improvements will take place have been notified and customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.
Irish Water have apologised in advance for any inconvenience these essential works cause. Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website at https://www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/Tags: