20 November 2017 Go back to News
1.7km of ageing water mains to be replaced in Mount Campbell ensuring a better water supply for customers
Irish Water working in partnership with Leitrim County Council is set to commence works on the Mount Campbell Water Main Replacement Project. The project will will involve the replacement of 1.7 kilometres of ageing water mains. The works, due to commence on November 27, will also involve replacing all service connections and ancillary works in the townlands of Mount Campbell and Drumsna, Co Leitrim.
Customers will benefit from significant improvements in network performance and customer service in terms of supply pressure, security and quality of supply.
The Mount Campbell 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.
Irish Water’s Water Network Regional Lead Declan Cawley, commenting “These works will commence at the end of November and will be carried out by Farran’s Construction on behalf of Irish Water. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 15 weeks and will deliver significant improvements to customers who have been affected by disruptions to their water supply due to leakage along the pipe.”
The work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some planned short-term water shut offs, however, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum notice period of 48 hours. Customers can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278 if they have any queries.
Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. Works will finish up for Christmas on Friday, 22 December and will recommence on Monday, 8 January 2018.
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. These works are vital to ensuring a clean, safe and reliable public water supply to support our growing population and economy.
For more information visit our Leakage Reduction Programme page.