Irish Water has today confirmed that the new water main in North Quay in Drogheda has been connected benefiting 6,000 people. The €500,000 project involved 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 carried out the work on behalf of Irish Water. Final reinstatement work will be completed early next week and Irish Water is assisting Louth County Council to facilitate upgrades to the public lighting in the area.
During the project Irish Water and the contractor worked to ensure that traffic disruption was kept to a minimum, a two way traffic system operated during daytime hours and work was carried out outside of normal working hours where a single lane traffic system was in place.
Commenting on the project Padraig Farrell, Minor Programme Specialist for Irish Water said “We are pleased that work has been completed to replace this aging water mains which will provide a more reliable water supply for our customers. 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 ensure that this historic issue is resolved. We thank customers in Drogheda for their patience while the work was carried out. ”
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.