Irish water crews will arrive in Falcarragh at the end of the month and bring with them the promise of fewer water outages.
This is something that local councillor Michael McClafferty said is “much needed”.
The team will replace more than 300 metres of old water mains along the L-11131 Oldtown Road, which will significantly reduce bursts and give locals a more reliable water supply when works are completed by October.
“I want to welcome very much these much needed works in the Falcarragh area,” Michael McClafferty said.
“I will continue to keep fighting for other troubled areas in Falcarragh that are equally need to be addressed. I thank Irish water for there interest to date in the Falcarragh surrounding areas.”
Laying new pipes as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme will also reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost underground.
Irish Water’s Networks Regional Lead Declan Cawley is looking forward to starting work in northwest Co Donegal.
“Working with Donegal County Council, we prioritise leakage reduction works in the areas that need it most,” he said.
“Removing old pipes from the public water network in Falcarragh will have major benefits for the supply in the area.”
To facilitate the safe delivery of the project, it’s necessary to close the L11131 between L1113 and L11132 from Mondaythe 29th of August to Friday the 16th of September. Traffic will be diverted but local and emergency access will be accommodated at all times.
Customers with questions about the project can call Irish Water on 1800 278 278 or contact them on Twitter: @IWCare. For further updates please see the Irish Water website