€250,000 investment will replace 530 metres of aging water mains

Irish Water is progressing a water mains rehabilitation project in Maynooth Town which will improve water quality and water pressure for customers, reduce leakage in the network and reduce disruption to homeowners when a repair or maintenance is required.

The project will replace 530 metres of aging mains and also includes the replacement of 110 water service connections located in backyards and in private properties which will improve water pressure for customers, reduce leakage in the network and reduce disruption to homeowners when a repair or maintenance is required.

Irish Water is currently progressing the project and a contractor is expected to be appointed by the end of the year with construction commencing in January 2017. The project will benefit customers by strengthening and reinforcing the network in the supply area by reducing disruptions in supply and improving water quality.

The proposed works will be carried out in short sections to minimise impact on residents, businesses and road users. The works will involve some short-term water shutoffs for a number of hours over a day or two in each area when the pipes are being connected to the system. The project team will ensure that householders and businesses are advised of any works in their area in advance and will be given 48 hours prior notice of water shutoffs.

The works will take place in the following areas:

Areas of works     
Dillons Row        Double Lane
Cross Lane         Pound Lane
Convent Lane    
Leinster Park    

Commenting on the project Ivan Corcoran, Programme Specialist for the East and Midlands Region, said “The replacement of defective old water mains in Maynooth Town will ensure customers will have a more reliable and secure water supply. Leakage in the network will also be reduce as the aging water mains is replaced with new heavy duty plastic pipes. This project is part of our ongoing investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure.”

This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where over €532 million will be invested in upgrading services in 2016 to improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure. The Irish Water Business Plan has earmarked almost €2 billion in improving wastewater quality and capacity up to 2021. 

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