Irish Water has announced the latest plans to replace part of the ageing water mains which have caused major problems in Falcarragh this year.
The upgrade works will require a seven-week road closure from the top of Falcarragh Hill (R256) along the Ballintemple Lower Road.
Irish Water has been granted the closure from 8am on Monday 4th November 2019 to 6pm on Friday 20th December 2019. The company has assured local residents that emergency and local access for residents will be maintained at all times. An alternative route will be available and diversions will be clearly sign-posted.
Approximately 1.6 kilometres of problematic water mains will be replaced with high density polyethylene (plastic) materials during this time.
Works to replace 1.7 kilometres of problematic water mains to the Cashel reservoir in Gortahork continues to make headway with 1.1 kilometres replaced to date since construction commencement in early September. These works are on programme and are expected to be completed in March 2020.
Irish Water Regional Lead Declan Cawley said: “The works in Gortahork are progressing well and we thank the local community for their ongoing patience and look forward to commencing the next phase of works in Falcarragh.”
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: