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.
- Anglian Water launches Southend sewer relining scheme Anglian Water has announced a multimillion-pound investment in Southend's sewers is underway. The scheme involves relining... Read More >
- Syrinix collaborates with Canada's OCWA UK-based pipeline technology company Syrinix is collaborating with Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) on specific projects... Read More >
- Northumbrian helps create gel to prevent tree root ingress Northumbrian Water is working with Durham University and a company called Intelligent Gels to help prevent tree roots from... Read More >
- Taking a stance on HAVS Jacqui McLaughlin, chief executive of Reactec, looks at how the risk from exposure to hand-arm vibration is assessed and... Read More >
- Time to get smart Mike Strahand, a director of the Sensors for Water Interest Group and MD at Analytical Technologies Inc., says the... Read More >
- Under pressure: Tackling leakage in new networks Leakage in new pipelines represents a significant problem but, working alongside Scottish Water, Ant Hire Solutions has... Read More >
- Making pipeline construction projects effective and sustainable The use of recycled pipe bedding and connections to development on brownfield sites are two ways in which plastic pipes... Read More >
- SES Water seeks out below-ground intelligence Collaborative work to assess the condition of pipes in the Sutton and East Surrey region is set to give SES Water... Read More >