Major works planned to improve water supply in Falcarragh

Major work on the water supply in Falcarragh is set to be carried out at the end of the month.

Irish Water crews will replace more than 300 metres of old water mains along the L-11131 Oldtown Road, which will significantly reduce bursts and give locals a more reliable water supply when works are completed by October.

To accommodate the works, a section of the Oldtown Road will be closed for two weeks.

Irish Water’s Networks Regional Lead Declan Cawley says the utility is prioritising leakage reduction works in the areas that need it most.
He added that removing old pipes from the public water network in Falcarragh will have major benefits for the supply in the area and will also reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost underground.

To facilitate the safe delivery of the project, a section of the Oldtown road will be closed for two weeks from Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 16.

Traffic will be diverted but local and emergency access will be accommodated at all times.

Irish Water says customers may experience some short-term interruptions to their water supply, but the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned interruption.
Customers with questions about the project can call Irish Water on 1800 278 278 or contact us on Twitter @IWCare. For further updates please see the Irish Water website