25 January 2018 Go back to News
Work to begin on Ballyhaunis Water Mains Replacement Project
Project will deliver significant improvements to water supply
Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council is set to commence works on the N83 Tooreen Road, Ballyhaunis Water Mains Replacement Project. This project will involve the replacement of 1.2 kilometres of problematic water mains on the Tooreen Road. The works, which are due to commence on January 29, are part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. This programme of works will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains over the next four years.
The benefits to customers are significant improvements in network performance and customer service in terms of supply pressure, security and quality of supply and water pressure. This particular project will reduce the instances of bursts in the area and thereby significantly reduce the level of disruption to residents, businesses and visitors.
Replacing old, damaged service connections
The works will also see the replacement of a number of old, damaged service connections. A service connection is the water pipe which joins Irish Water’s public main to a customer’s property.
Commenting, Water Network Regional Lead Dave Murphy, said “These works will be carried out by Mayo County Council on behalf of Irish Water. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 16 weeks and will deliver significant improvements to customers who have been affected by disruptions to their water supply due to leakage along the pipe.”
May involve some short-term water shut offs
The work sections will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. 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 prior notice of any planned water shut offs.
Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Residents in the affected areas have been notified ahead of the works commencing. For all queries on the project, please call our customer care helpline on Callsave 1850 278 278.
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these essential works cause. Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section.
Leakage Reduction Programme
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 our 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. This programme will see an investment of €512 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 more information, visit our Leakage Reduction Programme page.