Thursday 20 June 2019

Irish Water set to replace mains on the Vevay Road

Irish Water has started works to replace water mains on Vevay Road in Bray. The works are due for completion by August.

In a statement Irish Water said that the benefits of the project will include a more reliable water supply for all customers. 'Replacing old water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages to customers and local businesses in the area. Operational and maintenance costs will also be reduced as the network operation will require less maintenance,' they said. The works will involve the replacement of approximately 950 metres of aged cast iron and problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.

The section of works will take place on Vevay Road between the junctions with Killarney Road and Putland Road. 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 customers' water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of the improvement works.

The work is being done in short sections with traffic management in place, including a stop-go system.

There may be short term water shut-offs with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

Works began last Tuesday, June 4, running to Friday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be 24-hour works from Monday, June 10, to Friday, June 21.

From Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23, the works will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 5 they will be 24-hour.

On Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, the works will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from Monday, July 8 until Friday, July 26, they will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Residents and businesses in the areas of the works have been notified and can call the Irish Water customer helpline on 1850 278 278 for any questions in relation to the works.

Bray People