17 April 2019 Go back to News
Creating a more reliable water supply in Ballindine
Replacing 1.9 kilometres of ageing water mains and service connections
Residents and businesses in Ballindine will enjoy a more reliable supply of drinking water following a programme of works by Irish Water which will see the replacement of 1.9 kilometres of ageing water mains and service connections. These necessary works will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages in this area and will eliminate leaks.
Works due to be completed 23 April
The works are due to commence on April 23 and are expected to be completed by the end of June. The project will be delivered by Mayo County Council on our behalf as part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme which will see over €500 million invested between 2017 and 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the public water network across the country.
Dave Murphy, Regional Lead for the Leakage Reduction Programme
“Replacing these ageing water mains will not only reduce the high levels of leakage, but it will also improve the reliability of water supplied to businesses and residents. We would like to thank local residents and businesses for their cooperation as we work together to deliver these improvements and Mayo County Council for their continuing efforts in delivering this programme of works.”
Works will take place on the L1510 Scardaune Road
The section of works will take place on the L1510 Scardaune Road, west of Ballindine. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
Works may involve short-term water shut offs
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 may be in place during this time and there may be local diversions in place for the duration of the works. 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. We will continue to work with the community to minimise disruption,” added Dave.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified and customers can call our customer care helpline on Callsave 1850 278 278 with any questions about the project.
This project forms part of our investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in our 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.