More than 100 metres of old cast iron watermains along the Stranorlar Bridge Crossing is to be replaced providing a more safe and secure water supply for customers in the area.
The works, between Donegal County Council and Irish water, will also reduce the high level of leakage and bursts in the area.
The ageing cast iron watermains are being replaced with new high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
The new system has been welcomed by local County Councillor Patrick McGowan.
Outlining the benefits of these works Declan Cawley, Irish Water, explained: “These essential works will benefit customers in the area by replacing ageing cast iron watermains with new and improved plastic pipes.
“The immediate impact of this work will see an improvement to water quality in the area, as well as reduced leakage rates and unplanned interruptions when bursts occur.
“Upon completion, there will also be significant improvements in the network performance and levels of customer service in this area in terms of efficiency and security of supply.”
The works are scheduled to commence in November along the N15 Stranorlar Bridge, Stranorlar, Co Donegal.
Farrans Construction Ltd are contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Irish Water which are due for completion in early December.
Declan added: “To facilitate the safe delivery of the works and to minimise impact on road users and the local community the works will be undertaken during the night. There will be traffic management in place during the night-time works, with local and emergency access maintained at all times.
“The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works 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 in Donegal and we would like to thank customers in advance for their cooperation and patience while we complete this essential job.”