Clonmany Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water replacing ageing water mains in Cloontagh, Clonmany, Co. Donegal to improve security of supply for local customers, improve pressure and reduce leakage.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, will begin works to replace ageing water mains in Cloontagh, Clonmany, Co. Donegal. The works are scheduled to commence on the 14 May 2018. These water mains renewal works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

Location
Donegal
Status
Completed
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 Water Quality

  • Removing existing old cast iron from the public water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

Improved Operation and Maintenance

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

Steps

  • The works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 1.1 kilometres of ageing cast iron water mains works beginning at Cloontagh National School
  • The existing pipes will be replaced with new modern high density polyethylene plastic pipes
  • 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 customer’s water supply
  • Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced
  • The works will commence on the week commencing 14th May and are expected to take approximately 5 weeks to complete