Irish Water to replace ageing water mains along Creggs Road, Ballina
WORKING in partnership with Mayo County Council, Irish Water is set to commence works on Creggs Road, Ballina, which will involve the replacement of ageing water mains for the benefit of over 100 properties.
The works, which are due to commence in the week starting December 11, are part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme, which will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains over the next four years.
The benefits to customers are significant improvements in network performance and customer service in terms of supply pressure, security and quality of supply, and water pressure.
This project will involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 900 metres of ageing public water mains on Creggs Road, plus the replacement of old, damaged service connections (the water pipes that join Irish Water’s public main to customers' properties). The old water mains and service connections will be replaced with modern, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes.
Commenting, Irish Water’s water network regional lead, Dave Murphy, said: “These works will commence at the beginning of December and will be carried out by Mayo County Council on behalf of Irish Water. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 12 weeks and will deliver significant improvements to customers who have been affected by disruptions to their water supply due to leakage along the pipe.”
The work sections will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. 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' prior notice of any planned water shut-offs. Customers can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278 if they have any queries.
Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. Works will finish up for Christmas on Friday, December 22, and will recommence on Monday, January 8.