21 June 2019 Go back to News
Water main replacement in Roscommon town
Pipe replacement will provide a more reliable, secure water supply for businesses
Irish Water, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council are replacing sections of problematic water main in Roscommon Town to safeguard the water supply for local businesses and families. The new water main will reduce the frequency of bursts and improve water quality.
The works will involve the replacement of over 861 metres of aged cast iron water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes and the replacement of 150 lead service connections. The works will take place along Goff Street, Athlone Road, Church Street and Abbey Street. They will commence in early July 2019, and continue until October 2019. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries, and connecting it to customers’ water supplies. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of these improvement works. 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.
To facilitate the safe delivery of these improvement works, there will be road closures in place. The roads closures will be limited to one section at a time to maintain traffic flow and minimise impact on customers. The sections are as follows: Goff Street (from the N63 roundabout); Athlone Road; Goff Street (between junctions with Athlone Road & Church Street); Church Street (between junctions with Goff Street & Henry Street); Church Street (between junctions with Henry Street & Abbey Street). There will be two-way traffic on Abbey Street. Alternative routes will be available and diversions will be clearly sign-posted. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
Irish Water understands that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise disruption.
Dave Murphy, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, Irish Water says:“A safe, reliable water supply is essential for every home and business in the country. This network upgrade in Roscommon town will ensure a safe, secure and reliable supply of water for businesses, residents and shoppers for generations to come.
“ We would like to reassure businesses that we will carry out this work as efficiently as possible. We will be providing regular information updates and there is dedicated liaison officer on the ground to keep everyone informed.”
Customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any further questions about the project.
Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on our Water Supply section.