Gold Coast Road Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water in partnership with Waterford County Council is replacing problematic water mains on Gold Coast Road, Dungarvan, to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.
The works involve the replacement of approximately 1450 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains on Gold Coast Road will commence in in early October. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place from approximately 50m north of the junction of the Waterford Greenway and Gold Coast Road to the T-junction on Gold Coast Road north of Bay View Caravan Park/Gold Coast Golf Club.
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 Shareridge Ltd. and are expected to be completed by late November.
What are the benefits of the works?
The benefits of these leakage reduction works include:
- Reliable Water Supply – Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages ensuring a more 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.
A road closure will be in place on the Gold Coast Road for the duration of the works. No through traffic will be possible. A diversion to the south side of the works area for residents will be place and access will be via the Clonea Strand and Ballynacourty Road.
Will customers be affected by the works?
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.