Skip to main content

Ballydevitt to Eddrim Glebe Water Mains Replacement

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Donegal County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains prone to bursts from Ballydevitt to Ogherbeg, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal to provide a more secure and reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of approximately 2,053m of aged problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains from Ballydeviit to Ogherbeg, Donegal Town Co. Donegal will commence in early July 2023. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place along the L6445 Ballydevitt to Ogherbeg Road.

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 Uisce Éireann by Farrans Construction and are expected to be completed by October 2023.

In progress
Leakage reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:

  • 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 by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management in the form of road closure will be in place on the L6445 Ballydevitt to Ogherbeg Road for the duration of the project to deliver the works safely and efficiently. A sign posted diversion will be in place. The local community will be notified in advance of the closure. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

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.

View all projects and plans

Visit our Projects section to find out what's happening in your area.