26 November 2018 Go back to News
Replacing ageing water mains in Feddyglass, Momeen, Co Donegal
Improving security of supply and reducing high levels of leakage
Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is carrying out essential water network improvement works in Feddyglass Momeen commencing on 28 November 2018. The works involve the replacement of approximately 1,330 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
Explaining further what’s involved, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley said, “The section of works will take place along the L-6104-2, crossing the N14, approx. 5km from Lifford, Co. Donegal. The works will also involve laying 1330m of new watermains together with new service connections to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Once complete, the local community will have better security of water supply”.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed by the end of January 2019.
Works may involve some short-term water shut offs
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.
Traffic management may be in place during this time. There may be local diversions in place for the duration of the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
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.
Irish Water regrets any inconvenience these necessary water network improvements cause.