8 May 2018 Go back to News
850m of problematic water mains to be replaced in Kilteevan Village in Co Roscommon
Project will improve water supply and pressure for residents and businesses
Irish Water, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council, will commence works in Kilteevan Village this week to improve water supply, water pressure and reduce leakage to benefit local residents, businesses and visitors to the area.
These water mains renewal works involve the decommissioning and replacement of over 850 metres of old and damaged cast iron pipes with modern, high density polyethelene (plastic) pipes.
Works form part of National Leakage Reduction Programme
The works are part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme which will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains over the next four years. This contract is being carried out by Roscommon County Council and will take approximately 8 weeks to complete.
Once complete customers will enjoy an improved flow of water in this area ensuring a more secure supply and improved pressure.
Explaining further what’s involved Water Network Regional Lead, Dave Murphy, said “This project will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street/road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.
Minimising the impact on customers
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. 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’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
Traffic management will be in place during this time and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.”
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified. For questions about the project you can contact us at Callsave 1850 278 278.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause. Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on our Water Supply Updates section and via Twitter @IWCare.
Irish Water’s Business Plan
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 on our national Leakage Reduction Programme, visit our dedicated page.