Aging water system to be replaced in Ballygar

Almost two and a half kilometers of aging and leaking water pipes in the Ballygar area are being replaced to improve the local water supply system.

At the junction of Pound Road in Ballygar, Irish Water is replacing 1.5 miles of aging water pipes with modern ones to reduce leaks in old pipes.

The work, entrusted to Farrans Construction Ltd, is expected to start in the coming days and will be completed in December of this year.

Gerry O’Donnell of Irish Water said: “This critical work will benefit Ballygar customers by replacing aging water lines with new and improved plastic pipes, which will strengthen and strengthen the water system.

“The immediate impact of this work will see an improvement in the water supply in the region as well as a minimization of disruption by reducing leaks. “

“When completed, there will be significant improvements in network performance and customer service levels in this area in terms of efficiency and security of supply. “

Some traffic management measures will be in place for the duration of the work along Hymany Way, although local access will be maintained.

The works may also involve short-term water cuts to homes in the area, which will be notified in advance.

“We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and work crews will do everything possible to minimize any disruption this necessary work causes,” said Gerry O’Donnell.

“This network replacement work is part of a significant investment by Irish Water to upgrade the water system in Galway and we would like to thank customers in advance for their cooperation and patience as we complete this work. essential.”

By the end of this year, Irish Water aims to have invested 500 million euros since 2017 in reducing leaks and replacing old pipes in the water network.

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