Irish Water has announced details of a €325,000 water mains rehabilitation project in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. Irish Water says it will improve the continuity of water supply and “put an end to frequent bursts which have caused disruptions to the town of Ballaghaderreen and customers supplied by the Monasteraden Village Group Water Scheme in County Sligo.”
Senator Maura Hopkins (Fine Gael) welcomed news of the project.
The project will involve the replacement of approximately 800m of asbestos cement water main with polyethylene pipe located along the L1244 for the benefit of 1,000 customers.
Working in partnership with Roscommon County Council, the project is scheduled to commence in September 2017 with an estimated completion date in January 2018.
The project will be carried out in two phases. Phase one will involve investigation works followed by a detailed design of the necessary mains replacement works.
Phase two will involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 800m of 300mm asbestos cement water main.