6 July 2016 Go back to News
Work commencing on the North Quay Water Main Project
Irish Water has announced that work on the €500,000 North Quay Water Main Project in Drogheda will commence on Monday, 11 July. The project involves the replacement of 300m of aging water mains along the North Quay which will improve the security of the water supply for residents in North East Drogheda, Baltry and Termonfeckin. MEIC Ltd is carrying out the work on behalf of Irish Water and the project is expected to take approximately three months to complete.
During the project some customers may experience an interruption to their water supply. Irish Water will write to all impacted customers 48 hours in advance of any water outages. To ensure that traffic disruption is kept to a minimum, a two way traffic system will operate during daytime hours and work will also be carried out outside of normal working hours where a single lane traffic system will be in place.
Commenting on the project Padraig Farrell, Minor Programme Specialist at Irish Water said “We are pleased that work is commencing to replace this aging water main which will provide a more reliable water supply for our customers. Due to the complex location of the water main archaeological excavations were carried out along the route to ensure that the project had minimal impact on the structure of the North Quay wall. Due to the age and condition of the water main customers have been impacted by a number of disruptions over the years. Irish Water’s investment to replace the water main will help to resolve that this historic issue is resolved.”
Customers who would like further information regarding the works can contact MEIC Ltd Construction Manager, Stephen Lenehan, on 090 96 30301 .