27 March 2020 Go back to News
Water main rehabilitation works in Bundoran
Works are part of the Donegal countywide water main rehabilitation project
Irish Water wishes to advise customers in Ellesmere Avenue, Bundoran and surrounding areas in Co. Donegal that as part of the ongoing Donegal countywide water main rehabilitation project being delivered, there will be a disruption to water supply on Friday, 27 March 2020 from 10am until 4pm.
A traffic management plan will be in place for the duration of the works. Customers have been notified that during these essential planned works homes and businesses in the affected areas may be impacted by reduced water pressure and water outages. Following these improvement works water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network.
This temporary disruption allows us to improve the overall security of water supply by repairing leaks or making new connections. The majority of customers should still have some water available for hand washing in attic storage or hot water tanks for the period while the main water supply is disrupted. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause.
Our investment plan
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 €500 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 further information visit our Supply and Service section or call our customer care 24/7 on 1850 278 278.