Laghey Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Donegal County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains prone to bursts, on the R232, Main Street, Laghey, Co. Donegal, to provide a more safe and secure water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

Irish Water is investing over 500 million between 2017 and the end of 2 021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the public water network. The benefits of this programme are:

  • Replacing old pipes to reduce drinking water lost by leakage
  • Fixing leaks to reduce disruption from bursts and outages
  • Improving water quality
  • Delivering savings on operation and maintenance of the network

Location
Donegal
Status
In Progress
Type
Leakage Reduction

Details of the project

The works involve the replacement of approximately 281 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The programme to replace the water mains on Main Street, Laghey, Co. Donegal will commence at the end of June 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 R232 on Main Street, Laghey, Co. Donegal.

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 and are expected to be completed by the end of August 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 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 safe delivery of the works there will be some traffic management in place during delivery, in the form of a lane closure under a traffic light system. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs 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.