Works to reduce drinking water lost by leakage continues in Letterkenny this Autumn, as Irish Water crews return to the town to undertake mains replacement along Church Lane.
The works will involve the replacement of approximately 200 metres of old water mains along Church Lane, which will significantly reduce bursts and give locals a more reliable water supply when works are completed by October.
To facilitate the safe delivery of the project, a road closure will be in place on Church Lane from Monday, September 19 to Friday, October 14.
Traffic will be diverted but local and emergency access will be accommodated at all times.
Laying new pipes as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme will also reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost underground and reduce disruptions from bursts and supply interruptions.
Earlier this year, Irish Water successfully replaced over 250 metres of old water mains along Wolfe Tone Place. Now they are prioritising works in Church Lane and removing the old pipes from the public water network will have major benefits for the supply in the area.
Working with Donegal County Council, the utility says it prioritise leakage reduction works in the areas that need it most.
The project will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.
Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
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 www.water.ie