Irish Water has said it will commence works in Kilteevan Village this week to improve water supply, water pressure and reduce leakage “to benefit local residents, businesses and visitors to the area”.
These water mains renewal works involve the decommissioning and replacement of over 850 metres of old and damaged cast iron pipes with modern, high density polyethelene (plastic) pipes.
The works 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. This contract is being carried out by Roscommon County Council and will take approximately eight weeks to complete.
Irish Water says that once the works are complete, customers will enjoy an improved flow of water in this area ensuring a more secure supply and improved pressure.
Explaining further what’s involved, Irish Water’s Water Network Regional Lead Dave Murphy said: “This project will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street/road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.
“Areas of work 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’ notice prior to any planned water shut-offs.
“Traffic management will be in place during this time and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. 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”.