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Joe Carroll from Irish Water.

Joe Carroll from Irish Water.

Joe Carroll from Irish Water.

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IRISH Water, in partnership with Wexford County Council, is carrying out mains rehabilitation works on the Old Dublin Road in Enniscorthy.

The works started this week and will first involve road closures and traffic management measures before the actual mains rehab works begin on Monday, June 20.

Speaking about the works, Joe Carroll, from Irish Water, said: “The works involve the replacement of over 2km of problematic water mains with new modern pipes.”

He said the works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leak Reduction Programme.

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The areas that will be affected by the works will include the Old Dublin Road (L2008) between the Clavass Roundabout and Fran Cullen sales garage.

“The works will be carried by Wexford Co Council in partnership with Irish Water and are expected to be completed by mid October, 2022,” said Mr Carroll.

Meanwhile, Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact the state utility on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

Updates will also be available on the Irish Water website at www.water.ie

Since 2018, Irish Water has invested over €500m to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the Leakage Reduction Programme.

“We are investing a further €600m up to the end of 2024, fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply,” said Mr Carroll.

The improvement works were welcomed by Minister James Browne who said he was glad work in Enniscorthy is being prioritised.

“I’m glad that Irish Water is prioritising water works in the Enniscorthy area,” he said.

“This phase of works will see the replacement of over 2km of problematic water mains and it should be completed by mid-October, this year,” he said.


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