Cahanagh Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water in partnership with Longford County Council is replacing ageing, problematic water mains in Cahanagh, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement of over 400 metres of aged problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Cahanagh, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford will commence in early October 2021. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place along the R198 from Cahanagh Cross towards Drumlish.
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 GMC Utilities Ltd and are expected to be completed by the end of October 2021.
What are the benefits of the works?
The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:
- 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 efficiencies including 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. To facilitate the safe delivery of works, there will be traffic management in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.
The works may involve some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water outages.
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.