12 June 2020 Go back to News
Progress with leak detection works to safeguard the water supply in Sligo
Customers may experience lower water pressure or outages while works are being carried out
Irish Water working in partnership with Sligo County Council is progressing with watermain leak detection surveys and repairs in Grange East, Oakfield and Magheraboy. The benefits to customers in these areas is the provision of a more reliable water supply due to a reduction in the instances of bursts and outages and the amount of clean drinking water being lost through leaks.
These works may cause some disruption to the water supply throughout June, July and August. Irish Water wish to advise customers in the following parts of Sligo that they may experience lower than normal water pressure or outages while these essential works are carried out; Larkhill Road; Marheraboy; Woodville; Oakfield; Tracy Avenue; Carrowmore; Ballydoogan Road; Strandhill Road; Knocknarea; Brooklawn; Kevinsforth; Aylesbury Park; Farmhill Road; Ransboro and surrounding areas. Following these improvement works water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network. These works are being carried out by Farran’s Construction Limited, Larsens and Sligo County Council on behalf of Irish Water.
Speaking about the project, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Dave Murphy said “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause. We would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their patience and cooperation while we deliver this vital water network improvement project safeguarding the water supply for homes and businesses in the Grange East, Oakfield and Magheraboy areas of Sligo.”
Follow HSE COVID-19 advice
Irish Water is working at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.
Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.
Irish Water and Sligo County Council regrets any inconvenience caused. 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 visit our Water Supply Updates page.