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Irish Water to invest €12M on mains replacement in Donegal

Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, will begin works to replace approximately 40km of ageing water mains across 13 priority sections in Co Donegal.

The company said the cost of replacing and rehabilitating the old mains will be €12 million.

Replacing these ageing water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and help ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses throughout the county.

It will also lead to improved water quality by removing old cast iron pipes from the network and replacing them with modern plastic pipes that will reduce the risk of contamination.

The works are scheduled to commence in September 2018 and are expected to take approximately 14 months to complete. The contract for the works was awarded to ShareRidge Limited.

The work will take place at 13 priority sections across Donegal including: Ballybofey South Backline, Argery Reservoir; Ballindrait & Lifford Reservoir; Three Trees, Quigleys Point; Cabry, Redcastle; Carlin, Kerrykeel; Donaghmore, Fanad; Sheskinbeg; Derrybeg to Brinlack; Meenaleck to Rannafast; Corker, Rossnowlagh; Abbeylands, Ballyshannon; Ballyshannon Town (Erne Street & St. Benildus Avenue); and Bundoran West End.

Author: Robin Hackett, editor, WWT
Topic: Pipes & Pipelines
Tags: Pipes , Irish Water , leaks

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