15 March 2018 Go back to News
Irish Water working to increase water pressure in problematic areas of Crossmolina
A programme of works is under way and an improvement in water pressure is expected in the coming days
Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, has commenced a programme of works which will increase water pressure in parts of Crossmolina that has been affected by ongoing pressure issues.
Since Christmas water demand has been increasing consistently and this has also been exacerbated by the recent bad weather which has led to an increase in water flows in most schemes across the country including the Crossmolina area. This increase in demand on the Crossmolina water network has led to some customers experiencing low water pressure notably in the Boreen Road and Knockalegan areas.
Irish Water and Mayo County Council are committed to completing pre-planned long term measures which will resolve this issue. A planned programme of works, which was agreed prior to Storm Emma, is currently being carried out.
Leak detection team has been deployed to Crossmolina
As part of the planned works a leak detection team has been deployed to Crossmolina. Four leaks were repaired over the past week and this work will continue until the demand is at a satisfactory level. In addition to this a 200 metre section of problematic water mains in Kildaverouge will be replaced with works on this due to start imminently. The cumulative impact of these works will increase pressure in the scheme.
Pumps which deliver water from the water treatment plant were operating at maximum capacity and as part of this programme of works they were replaced. Loggers will be put in place across the network to measure these improvements.
Improvement in water pressure is expected in the coming days
While Irish Water and Mayo County Council fully appreciate the concerns of the residents on the Boreen Road and the Knockalegan areas of Crossmolina we fully expect to see an improvement in water pressure in these areas in the coming days.
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