€330,000 invested in replacing mains prone to frequent bursts

Irish Water is ready to start works on the Eslin to Mohill asbestos mains replacement project in Co Leitrim which will involve the replacement of 2.2km of watermain that is prone to frequent bursts. The works will take place on the R210 outside Mohill on a section of water mains that has burst almost 30 times over a 30 month period.

Irish Water is investing over €330,000 in replacing this watermain for the benefit of over 2,000 people living and working in the area. The works are due to commence in mid-June and will be complete in approximately six months.

As part of the project an existing 200mm asbestos watermain will be replaced with a new PE watermain leading to a saving of an estimated 220,000 litres of water that is currently being lost daily due to leakage.

Commenting Irish Water’s Capital Programme Regional Lead, John McElwaine, said “We are delighted to be commencing work on this problematic watermain that has caused a lot of disruption to the local community in Mohill. The works will take approximately six months to complete and we would like to thank people in advance for their patience and co-operation during the construction phase which will bring some disruption. We will ensure that this disruption is minimised as much as possible.”

Irish Water and Leitrim County Council would like to apologise to anyone affected by these bursts and thank the local community for their continued patience. We would like to reassure consumers that a solution will be in place by the end of the year putting an end to the continuous disruption to supply that has affected local households, businesses and the farming community.


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