Up to 900 metres of water mains are to be replaced in the Lifford area.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, is replacing the old and damaged drinking water mains in Lifford that are prone to frequent bursts and leakage.
The mains are being replaced with new high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes, which will reduce water supply disruptions for customers in the area.
The drinking watermains that are being replaced are located along Castlefinn Road, Conneyburrow, Lifford.
The works which commenced today will be completed in late November and will ensure customers in this area enjoy an improved water supply with less disruption. Farran’s Construction Ltd are contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Irish Water.
“The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main to customers’ property boundaries and connecting them 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.
Declan added “To facilitate the safe delivery of the works, there will be some local traffic management in place during the works. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
“The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.
“This mains replacement work is part of a significant investment by Irish Water to upgrade the water network across Donegal County and we would like to thank customers in advance for their cooperation and patience while we complete this essential job.”Tags: