A new project is set to begin this month to replace over 3 kilometres of old and damaged water mains in Tamnawood, Lifford.
The works along the N14 and onto L-2414-1 will commence in early July and will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction. The project is expected to be completed by late September 2019.
The works will involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
Customers in these areas will benefit from a more reliable water supply due to reduced leakage and bursts.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, has said this project may involve some short-term water shut offs and reductions in water pressure. The project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Following these improvement works water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network.
Explaining further what’s involved, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley said: “The replacement of water mains will include laying water service connections from the public water main in the road to customer’s property boundaries and connecting them to the customer’s water supply. We will try to minimise the impact on customers by having short section of works at a time. Traffic management may be in place during this time, but local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.”