Replacing aging water mains prone to frequent bursts

Irish Water working in partnership with Meath County Council are carrying out water main rehabilitation works in Kells and Dunboyne. Water mains that are prone to frequent bursts and leakage are being replaced with heavy duty polyethylene (plastic) and ductile iron pipes. The works to replace these water mains forms part of a larger programme to replace 25km of aging water mains across 16 locations in County Meath. 

Areas impacted

Customers on Gardenrath Road Lower, Termon Hall, and Hermitage Glen in Kells will be impacted by disruption to supply to facilitate the new water main installation from today, Monday 28 January until Friday 1 February between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily. 

Customers in St Patricks Park and Boyne Court in Dunboyne will be impacted by disruption to supply from Tuesday 29 January until Friday 1 February  between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily. The works are being carried out by Shareridge Limited on behalf of Irish Water.

Short-term necessary water outages will be required

In order to minimize the impact on residents, businesses and road users, the works will be carried out in short sections. Short-term necessary water outages will be required when existing customer connections are transferred to the newly built system. Local residents and businesses will be contacted as the project develops and information leaflets will be issued prior to works commencing in their areas. Residents and businesses will be given 48 hours prior notice of any water outages.

During the works a combination of stop/go traffic management system and temporary traffic lights will be in place and local access will be maintained at all times.

Speaking about the project, William McKnight, Irish Water, said “This project will provide a more reliable water supply by strengthening and reinforcing the networks in these supply areas, reducing disruptions in supply improving water quality and reducing leakage. Upon completion, there will be significant improvements in network performance and levels of customer service in terms of efficiency and security of supply.”

More information 

Irish Water would like to thank the local communities for their cooperation and understanding while these important works are carried out. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see our Water Supply Updates page.


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