Irish Water has confirmed that the replacement and rehabilitation of old water mains across Donegal is progressing well.
The €12 million project, which began in September 2018, involved the replacing and repairing 42 kilometres of ageing pipes in various locations across the county.
To date a total of approximately 36kms of new water mains have been installed and reinstatement works completed.
Works to replace approximately 6kms of ageing mains in other areas of County Donegal are ongoing.
Over the next three months, works will be completed at the following locations: Gortahork and Falcarragh (1.6km and 1.7km respectively); Quigley’s Point and Cabry (1.5km); and Bundoran, West End (1.4km).
Traffic management will be in operation during the works and residents and businesses in the affected areas will be notified ahead of the work commencing and provided with contact details should they have any questions.
As the works are spread widely across various parts of the county, the priority and schedule of works has been agreed between the contractors and Irish Water, in consultation with the various Donegal County Council area roads offices to align with road works and other works programmes.
Commenting on the works, Irish Water’s Capital Programme Regional Lead John McElwaine said: “The replacement and rehabilitation of approximately 40km of old water mains across Donegal County is a major step to ensuring a more reliable water supply is delivered to local residents and businesses. We thank the local community for their ongoing patience during these essential works.”
The areas which have been already completed include: Carlin, Kerrykeel (2.4km); Doaghmore, Fanad (3.6km); Meenaleck to Rannafast (3.3km); Sheskinbeg (1.4km); Argery, Ballindrait and Lifford (2.5km); Derrybeg to Brinnalack (5km); Abbeylands, Ballyshannon (1.2km); Ballybofey South Backline (Cross Roads, Killygordon to Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey) (9km); Corker, Rossnowlagh (4.1km); Ballyshannon Town (0.6km); and Three Trees, Inishowen (3.5km).