Project will bring significant improvements to the Loughrea sewerage network

Irish Water has announced details of a €200,000 investment which will significantly reduce infiltration in the Loughrea sewer network and reduce out of sewer flooding and also the frequency and quantity of storm water overflow spills to the St Clerans River which will help improve water quality.

Irish Water is working with Galway County Council to deliver the Loughrea Town Main Drainage - Gort Road Sewer and Manhole Rehabilitation Contract. Works are due to commence in September 2017 with an estimated completion date of January 2018.

The programme of works involves jetting, cleaning and CCTV surveying of over 4km of the sewer network. Sections of the network identified from the CCTV report will be rehabilitated using localised repair or complete re-lining techniques. Rehabilitation of manholes will also take place to further minimise surface water infiltration.

Commenting on the works Eunan Canavan, Irish Water Capital Programmes, said “This project will bring significant improvements to the Loughrea sewerage network in terms of reducing infiltration to the system, reducing the flows to the Loughrea WwTP for treatment and improving the quality of water in the St Clerans River by reducing the frequency and quantity of storm water overflows.

By using non-dig techniques disruptions to road users, businesses and the public in general will be kept to a minimum.”

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.

Galway

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