Upgrade to water mains at Blundell Wood in Edenderry

Story by Olga Aughey

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 3:53pm

Upgrade to water mains at Blundell Wood in Edenderry

CMK 06022019 Irish Water works, Mccurtain street cork, Cork City. Picture Clare Keogh

Irish Water is commencing works to replace ageing water mains prone to leakage Blundell Wood in Edenderry.

The programme to replace problematic water mains in Edenderry is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks and will involve the replacement of over 850 metres of aged problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.

These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place in Blundell Wood just off JKL Street (R402).

The works 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.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water and Offaly County Council by Ward and Burke Construction limited and are expected to be completed by September.

Once complete, Irish Water say the benefits of the project will include a more reliable water supply for all customers on the public water supply.

Joe Carroll, regional lead on the Leakage Reduction Programme, said:."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 also be in place over the course of the works, while local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

Irish Water added that residents and businesses in the areas of the works have been notified.

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