Gortahork and Falcarragh Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water replacing ageing water mains between Gortahork and Falcarragh, 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 soon begin works to replace ageing water mains between Gortahork and Falcarragh, Co. Donegal. The works are scheduled to commence on 16 July 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 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 1.7 kilometres of ageing water mains between Gortahork and Falcarragh
  • 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
  • The works are planned to commence on the 16th July 2018 and are expected to take approximately 12 weeks to complete