21 November 2018 Go back to News
Replacement of aged water main in Rooskey Village to improve security of supply, water quality and reduce high levels of leakage
Irish Water working in partnership with Roscommon County Council is replacing 860 meters of aged problematic water mains in Rooskey Village to improve security of supply, improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.
Works are due to commence in late November
The works are part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme which will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing old and leaking water pipes over the next four years. Works are due to commence in late November and will take approximately 10 weeks to complete.
Dave Murphy from Irish Water explained: “The works involve the replacement of approximately 860 metres of aged cast iron water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. Once complete, the community in this area of Rooskey will benefit from a more secure water supply."
The section of works will begin at the R371/L-1415 junction and finish at the River Shannon Bridge. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead, these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
The works will be carried out by Farrans Construction Ltd on behalf of Irish Water and are expected to be completed by late January 2019.
Works may involve some short-term water shut offs
Traffic Management will be in place for the duration of the works. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times, works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers.
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified and customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.
National Leakage Reduction Programme
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 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. This plan includes an investment in leakage reduction and water quality initiatives, called the Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see an investment of €512 million during the period to 2021. These works are vital to ensuring a clean, safe and reliable public water supply to support our growing population and economy.
For more information, please visit our Leakage Reduction Programme page.