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Tobergal Lane Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann in partnership with Sligo County Council is replacing ageing, problematic water mains in Tobergal Lane, Sligo to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

The works involve the replacement of approximately 100 metres of aged cast iron water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Tobergal Lane will commence in January 2022.

The short section of works will take place along Tobergal Lane. Following the busy Christmas period, works will commence in January 2022, to minimise disruption to the community and businesses in the area. The works will also take place in advance of the Sligo City Public Realm Enhancement project planned by Sligo County Council.

The works completed as part of the O'Connell Street Regeneration will not be affected by the Tobergal Lane mains rehabilitation works.

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 Uisce Éireann by Farrans Construction and are expected to be completed in February 2022.

Leakage reduction
A new clean pipe next to an old damaged and rusty pipe

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 Water Quality - Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network and replacing them with new pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.
  • 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?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise the impact on the public and businesses on the lane.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

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. Standard working hours are between 8am and 6pm, with no work anticipated on Sundays or public holidays.

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