Monday 15 July 2019

Old water pipes are set to be replaced at three locations

Irish Water is planning a number of pipe replacement works this summer in Rinbaun, Cairns Hill and Bóthar an Corran.

The works will 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 this improvement work. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction Ltd.

The works involve the replacement of problematic water main with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.

The programme to replace the water mains will be carried out in the summer months. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The Bóthar an Corran works, which involve the replacement of over 530m of problematic water mains, commenced on 10 June and will take approximately four weeks to complete. These works will take place from St. Martin's to Inishfree, Keenaghan.

The Cairns Hill works are due to commence mid-June and involve the replacement of 360m of problematic water mains along Campbell's Court.

These works are expected to finish in July 2019. In Rinbaun, over 1km of old mains will be replaced along the N17 from Coolaney/Mullinabreen GAA club and finishing approximately six kilometres from Ballanacarrow. These works are due to begin in July and are expected to be complete by September 2019.

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