Irish Water to start work on replacing mains at Mount Campbell, Leitrim next week

Irish Water works in Dundalk extended

Irish Water works are set to begin on November 27.

Irish Water working in partnership with Leitrim County Council is set to commence works on the Mount Campbell Water Main Replacement Project which will involve the replacement of 1.7km of ageing water mains in Leitrim.

The works, which are due to commence on Monday, November 27, will also involve replacing all service connections and ancillary works in the townlands of Mount Campbell and Drumsna, Co Leitrim.

The benefits to customers are significant improvements in network performance and customer service in terms of supply pressure, security and quality of supply, and water pressure.

The Mount Campbell Water Mains Replacement Project is part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which over the next four years will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains.

Commenting, Irish Water’s Water Network Regional Lead Declan Cawley, said: “These works will commence at the end of November and will be carried out by Farran’s Construction on behalf of Irish Water. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 15 weeks and will deliver significant improvements to customers who have been affected by disruptions to their water supply due to leakage along the pipe.”

The work sections 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 prior notice of any planned water shut offs. Customers can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278if they have any queries.

Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. Works will finish up for Christmas on Friday, December 22 and will recommence on Monday, January 8, 2018.

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