25 September 2020 Go back to News
Water main improvement to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Templetuohy
Irish Water, working in partnership with Tipperary County Council, will shortly begin construction of new water mains in Templetuohy in order to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in the area.
The project, being delivered by Shareridge Ltd on behalf of Irish Water, is due to get underway on Monday and are scheduled to take six weeks to complete. Works will take place on Church Lane and on the R502 off Templetuohy Main Street to the east and west of the street.
The works will involve the replacement of approximately 520 metres of old, problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The programme 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.
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
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.
Gerry O'Donnell, Irish Water's Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, said: "This is an important project which will benefit Templetuohy by ensuring a more secure water supply, reducing leakage and improving water quality. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.
"This project is one example of how Irish Water is working in partnership with Tipperary County Council to reduce leaks every day. Fixing leaks can be complicated with over 63,000km of water pipe in Ireland. Our National Leakage Reduction Programme helps provide a more reliable water supply to Irish communities, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality".
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.
We are 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 Tipperary Council 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 please visit our water supply section.