Cluid, Ballymote Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Sligo County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains in Cluid, Ballymote, Co.Sligo to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement of over 1372 metres of aged problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Cluid, Ballymote, Co. Sligo will commence in early September 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 L56031 in Cluid, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
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 end of September 2021.
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 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?
To facilitate the safe delivery of the works, there will be traffic management in place during this time, in the form of temporary traffic lights. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs during this time 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 and customers can phone Irish Water on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.
Irish Water regrets any inconvenience these necessary water network improvements may cause. Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website.