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Works progress to improve Delgany water supply

Uisce Éireann working in partnership with Wicklow County Council is replacing an aged watermain on Glen Road, Delgany in order to safeguard the water supply and increase water pressure to homes and businesses in the area. The old watermain burst regularly resulting in supply disruption for customers. These essential works are being delivered in adherence with current HSE and government COVID-19 advice.

The works involve the replacement of 1 kilometre of old leaking watermain and the installation of new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers' property boundaries and connecting it to the customers' water supply. The works started this week and are being delivered by Ward and Burke Construction limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann. Works are expected to be completed within 7 weeks. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. In order to facilitate the safe delivery of these works a traffic management plan will be in place. Traffic management will include a stop/go system initially and a road closure for approximately five weeks. Details of road closure including diversion routes will be communicated locally.

Uisce Éireann and Wicklow County Council will make every effort to maintain normal supply to all properties throughout the works however some short-term water shut offs may be necessary and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut offs. 

Speaking about the works, Joe Carroll, Uisce Éireann said, "We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and working in partnership with Wicklow County Council we will make every effort to minimise any disruption that these necessary works may cause. The delivery of these essential works will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Delgany and surrounding areas ensuring a safer more sustainable water supply."

Uisce Éireann is working at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Uisce Éireann would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

Uisce Éireann is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.

Uisce Éireann and Laois County Council regrets any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

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