About this project

Overview

The works involve the replacement of over 523 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Trentaghboy/Drumkeen will commence in late June 2019. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place between the townlands of Drumkeen and Aughagault Big to the East of the N13.The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction Ltd and are expected to be completed by late July 2019.

Location
Donegal
Status
In Progress
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

A Reliable Water Supply

  • Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area

Reduced Leaks

  • Replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground

Improved Operation and Maintenance

  • These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future

Will customers be affected?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. 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 notice prior to any planned water shut offs.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause. Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified directly. Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates.

Contact us

Customers can phone Irish Water on 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

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