Irish Water to replace “ageing, prone to bursting” water main in Murlough

first_imgIrish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is set to commence the Murlough Water Main Replacement Project which will involve the replacement of 1,624 metres of ageing water mains prone to bursting over the past number of years. The works, which are due to commence in early October, will also involve replacing all service connections and ancillary works in the townland of Murlough, Lifford, Co. Donegal.This project has been prioritised to enable Donegal County Council to complete resurfacing works in the area. Irish Water says that the repairs will improve supply pressure, quality of supply, and water pressure.The Murlough Water Mains Replacement Project is part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which over the next four years will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains.Commenting, Irish Water’s Water Network Regional Lead Declan Cawley, said “These works will commence in October and will be carried out by Farran’s Construction on behalf of Irish Water. The project is expected to be completed in approximately six weeks and will deliver significant improvements to customers who have been affected by disruptions to their water supply due to bursts along the pipe.”The work sections will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers, Irish Water says. The works may involve some short-term water shut-offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs. This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.This plan includes an investment in leakage reduction and water quality initiatives, called the Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see an investment of €512 million during the period to 2021.Irish Water to replace “ageing, prone to bursting” water main in Murlough was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Irish Watermurlough water main replacement projectlast_img read more