16 October 2018 Go back to News
Works to replace 5.2km of ageing water mains to begin in Kells, County Meath
Replacement of water mains will commence Monday, October 22
Irish Water is progressing with the replacement of 5.2km of ageing water mains in Kells, Co. Meath. These water mains are prone to frequent bursts and leakage and will be replaced with heavy duty polyethylene (plastic) and ductile iron pipes. The works to replace these water mains will commence next week, Monday, October 22nd and forms part of a larger project to replace 25km of aging water mains across 16 locations in County Meath.
Works are scheduled to be completed in January 2019
The works in Kells will begin in the Gardenrath/Rockfield Housing estates followed by Gardenrath and R164 roads. This initial part of the works are scheduled to be completed in January 2019.
Following that works will progress towards Church Lane and adjoining streets. In total it is estimated that works will take 6 months to complete in Kells. The works will be carried out by Shareridge Limited on behalf of Irish Water.
Local residents and businesses will be contacted as the project develops
In order to minimize the impact on residents, businesses and road users, the works will be carried out in short sections. Short-term necessary water outages will be required when existing customer connections are transferred to the newly built system.
Local residents and businesses will be contacted as the project develops and information leaflets will be issued prior to works commencing in their areas. Residents and businesses will be given 48 hours prior notice of any water outages.
Traffic management system and traffic lights will be in place
During the works a combination of stop/go traffic management system and temporary traffic lights will be in place and local access will be maintained at all times.
Speaking about the project, William McKnight, Irish Water said, “This project will provide a more reliable water supply by strengthening and reinforcing the networks in these supply areas, reducing disruptions in supply improving water quality and reducing leakage. Upon completion, there will be significant improvements in network performance and levels of customer service in terms of efficiency and security of supply.”
We would like to thank the local community for their cooperation and understanding ahead of these important works.
For more information, explore our Projects and Plans page or call our 24-hour customer care line at 1850 278 278.