26 September 2017 Go back to News
Major water mains rehabilitation project gets underway in Claremorris and Crossboyne
Newport works to commence in January 2018
Irish Water has commenced work on a €0.6 million mains rehabilitation project which will ensure a more secure supply of water to businesses and residents in the Claremorris and Crossboyne areas.
The works are being carried out by JRPH Ltd on behalf of Irish Water and in partnership with Mayo County Council and will take approximately 20 weeks to be completed.
7.8 kilometres of water mains, which are prone to frequent bursts causing disruption to customers, will be replaced in the south west area of Claremorris. The existing pipes are either polyethylene or cast iron and will be replaced by polyethylene pipes.
Approximately 700 metres of water mains will also be replaced in Newport as part of this project. These works will take five weeks to be completed and will commence in January 2018. Phase one of the project which involved site investigation works was previously completed.
Commenting, Irish Water’s Capital Programme Regional Lead, Laura Heneghan, said “This project is necessary to ensure a safe and secure supply of drinking water to the residents and businesses in the Claremorris/Crossboyne and Newport areas. Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council and the contractor would like to apologise to anyone affected by the works in advance and assure them all efforts will be made to minimise disruption.”
The works will involve some short-term water shut offs for a number of hours in each area when the pipes are being connected to the system. The project team will ensure that householders and businesses are advised of any works in their area in advance and will be given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs.
This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s recently published 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.