Irish Water upgrading water mains in county

By dAVID TUCKER

Published 24/03/2016 | 00:00

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Irish Water says it is progressing with work to upgrade water main infrastructure in the Kilhile, Wellingtonbridge and Ballymitty areas.

It says the upgrade of these water supply schemes will ensure that a sustainable and reliable supply of drinking water is provided to the communities across these areas.

Aisling Buckley, Regional Information Officer at Irish Water said, 'This rehabilitation project has many benefits including security of supply and improved water quality. We are making every effort to notify people in advance of planned road closures and encourage them to contact us directly or monitor our website for updates on planned water outages.'

Work at Kilhile, which began in late February, involves the rehabilitation of 2.9km of watermains and is designed to eliminate the significant supply interruptions experienced in the area.

This work is scheduled to be complete by the end of April. Customers will be notified of planned water interruptions as houses are connected to the new watermain.

This is an investment of €300,000 by Irish Water in new watermain infrastructure to supply customers in the area.

Rehabilitation work in the Wellingtonbridge area will involve the construction of 925m of 400mm diameter watermains in the Clonmines area from the Five Crossroads towards the Crooked Bridge, as well as 3.2km of 110mm diameter watermains in the Ballymitty area.

It is anticipated that this work will commence in mid-2016 and the works will see an investment of €561,000 by Irish Water in new watermain infrastructure to supply Customers in the area.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane on the regional road to Wexford during the period of this work with local access only from Ballymitty Village towards Kilcalvan and Harristown. Residents will be notified in advance of any work commencing in the Wellingtonbridge area.

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