What are the benefits of this project?

  • Reduced Leakage – The total amount of water which will be saved as a result of the replacement of old water mains that are prone to leakage and regular bursts and which cause interruptions to supply is estimated at 9.5 million litres of water per year.
  • Improved Water Pressure – due to the high leakage on existing pipes, a number of properties are experiencing low pressures in their water supply or in some cases, a full interruption to supply. The new proposed connection will eliminate this.
  • Improved Water Quality – replacing existing cast iron pipes with plastic polyethylene pipes will result in improved water quality.
  • Reduced Traffic Disruptions - A reduction in the disruptions to traffic due to burst repairs on or adjacent to road carriageways.

What is involved in this project?

  1. This project will include the replacement and rehabilitation of approximately 4 km of aging water mains in Ballybofey and the surrounding area.
  2. This project will facilitate the replacement of water service connections and aging water mains on the public-side of the water distribution network in Ballybofey.
  3. The works will involve laying a new polyethylene (plastic) water main on the N15 and decommissioning any existing water mains. New service connection pipes will then be laid from the new water main to each property.
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