Irish Water, working in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Ardmore, to support the economic and social development of the area, provide a more reliable water supply and tackle high levels of leakage.
The old, problematic pipes are being decommissioned and replaced and works will commence in early November and are expected to be complete by late December.
Approximately 710m of new mains will be constructed. The section of works will take place on Tower Hill from College Road to Rocky Road and continue on Rocky Road through to New Line Road, finishing where New Line Road meets Cliff Road.
The works will 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.
Works are part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see €500m invested nationally to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network.
The works will be carried out by Shareridge Ltd., on behalf of Irish Water.
Speaking about the works, Irish Water’s Joe Carroll said;
“We are pleased to be working in Ardmore to improve the water supply network in the town. These are an important part of the ongoing improvement works that Irish Water, working in partnership with Waterford City and County Council are carrying out, in a town that is developing and growing in the past number of years.
“In order to safely and efficiently complete the works a road closure will be required from Tower Hill to where New Line Road meets Cliff Road. Access to either side of the works for locals and emergency traffic will be maintained as the works progress. Local access to either side of the works location will be maintained as the project progresses. Diversions will be signposted on approach with local access and emergency traffic facilitated.
“The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions. I’d like to thank the community for their patience and coopertion as we carry out these works to improve the town’s water supply.”
For more information, please visit https://www.water.ie/projects/national-projects/leakage-reduction-programme/