20 December 2018 Go back to News
€2 million investment in Cavan Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Works are progressing using non-dig technology to minimise impacts to the community
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cavan County Council, is investing over €2 million in rehabilitating the sewer network in Cavan Town and surrounding areas. Works are progressing using non-dig technology to minimise impacts to residents, road users, the general public, and businesses and schools.
McBreen Environmental Limited is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project with works expected to be complete in mid-2019.
Potential for sewer flooding and odour issues will be reduced
This investment is good news for local businesses and residents as it will address structural defects in the existing sewer, improve the performance of the sewer network as well as reducing the potential for sewer flooding and odour issues.
Explaining further the scope of the project, Eunan Canavan, Irish Water said: “As part of the project, Irish Water has undertaken CCTV surveys of approximately 23km of sewer network to determine their condition and the extent of any defects. The sewers haven been cleaned in order to ensure an accurate inspection and new liners have been installed into the existing sewers where structural defects were identified.
“This is an essential project for Cavan Town and in delivering it we are mindful of the impact the works could have on businesses. Irish Water and the contractors have made every effort to ensure odours are kept to a minimum and trenchless techniques have been used for this project in order to reduce impacts on businesses and residents and to minimise traffic disruption.”
Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues
This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where 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 €5.5bn investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.
For more information on our ongoing projects around the country, please visit our Projects and Plans page.