Water upgrade works are about to begin in Ballindrait this week following years of leaks and disruptions for residents.
Irish Water, in partnership with Donegal County Council, is set to replace old problematic water mains in the area to reduce high levels of leakage.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans and are expected to be completed by October 2020.
The works involve the replacement of approximately 1043 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
Speaking about the project, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley said: “Irish Water is committed to safeguarding the water supply for customers in Ballindrait and we are delighted to announce that these works will begin at the end of August and will be completed in October 2020.”
Declan added, “The works will involve some short-term water shut offs and traffic management measures which we understand may cause inconvenience. The project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
“Traffic management may be in place during this time which may involve local diversions. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.”