4 February 2019 Go back to News
Replacing ageing water mains in Drogheda to secure supply for the town
Replacing 6km of problematic water mains
Irish Water is working in partnership with Louth County Council, to replace ageing water mains in parts of Drogheda Town and surrounding areas. The programme to replace problematic water mains in Drogheda is underway and will involve the replacement of approximately 6km of aged problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by David Walsh Civil Engineering and are scheduled to be completed by May 2019.
Work will secure supply of water for the town
This €3.2 million euro project will provide a more reliable water supply for all customers on the public water supply in Drogheda. The works will result in reduced leakage on the network and provide a more secure supply to homes and businesses in Drogheda. Operational and maintenance costs will also be reduced as the network operation will require less maintenance.
We have planned the works in short sections in order to limit impact on customers. Works will take place on Bolton Street, Loughboy/Trinity Street, Windmill Road, Bararck Street and Cord Road. These 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. Traffic management will be in place over the course of the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Commenting on the works, Paul Hickey, Irish Water said, ‘The replacement of these ageing water mains in Drogheda will improve security of supply to homes and businesses in the town. Replacing the existing water mains with new modern pipes will ensure a safe and secure water supply is delivered to customers.’
We understand this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause. Residents and businesses in the areas of the works have been notified and customers can call the Irish Water customer helpline on 1850 278 278 for any questions in relation to the works.
To find out more about this project please visit Our Projects page.