Cllr Michael Naughton has welcomed news for Rossnowlagh, Ballyshannon and Bundoran that Irish Water have included these areas in plans to replace ageing water mains across 13 priority sections across Donegal.
Cllr Naughton says the upgrade works, in partnership with Donegal County Council, will benefit bring many benefits to residents and business owners in the local areas.
Cllr Naughton commented, “Since Irish Water has taken over, Donegal has not seen any increase in improvements in improved water quality and reliable water supplies.
“This announcement will have a huge impact on the reliability of water supplies to residents & business in the Ballyshannon, Bundoran & Rossnowlagh areas. Not only that but the fact that health benefits to the population when they remove existing old cast iron from the public water network and replace them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination to the general public.”
Cllr Naughton added that he hopes outstanding work in Ballintra will be completed when Irish Water commence the planned project in Ballyshannon.
He said: “Additional benefits to the areas involved in the county will mean that by replacing the old water mains and service connections, will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.
“Cost savings will be delivered with an improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future and the removal and replacement of the shared backyard service connections will allow individual ownership of each property connection to the relevant homeowner rather than shared responsibility for the communal service,” Cllr. Naughton said.
The project will also include the removal of 116 backyard services in Ballyshannon Town. The works are scheduled to commence in September 2018 and are expected to take 14 months to complete. The local community will be notified in advance of works commencing.Tags: