Irish Water is investing €200,000 to improve the security of the water supply for over 1,250 customers in Ballyedmonduff and Glencullen. The project involves the replacement of 405 metres of defective old water mains along Vard’s Lane and work to upgrade the Burrow Road Reservoir and Ballyedmonduff Water Treatment Plant. Work commenced on 19 September and is expected to be completed in November.

The project includes the installation of three new pipes along Vard’s Lane and the decommissioning of an aging water main along the Lane. Vard’s Lane will be fully reinstated once the work has been completed. Upgrades will also be carried out at Ballyedmonduff Water Treatment Plant which include the decommissioning of an aging water intake pipe and the installation of new operational equipment at the plant and at Burrow Road Reservoir. The work will deliver a more robust and secure water service to customers and enable Irish Water to more efficiently manage the water supply for the areas.

Commenting on the project, Ivan Corcoran, Programme Specialist, East & Midlands Region said “The replacement of defective old water mains along Vard’s Lane and the work to upgrade the Burrow Road Reservoir and Ballyedmonduff Water Treatment Plant will ensure customers in Ballyedmonduff and Glencullen will have a more reliable and secure water supply. The work will enable Irish Water to connect two individual water supply schemes in Glencullen and Ballyedmonduff and provide for more efficient management of the water service to customers. This project is part of our ongoing investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure”.

Irish Water will spend €532 million on water services in 2016 to improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Capital investment in the region of €700 million per year is needed for a sustained period of several decades to address the poor condition of Ireland’s water infrastructure. Works have been prioritized to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan up to 2021. 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 while achieving efficiencies of €1.6bn.

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