By Dan Walsh
Work will commence on Tuesday at Pearse Road in Enniscorthy, where Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, begins the replacement of ageing backyard water mains and providing new service connections.
The section of works will take place along Pearse Road from its junction with Parnell Road as far as the entrance to St. Patrick’s Park, taking in the associated roads to the residential areas
These latest water mains replacement follow hot on the heels of crews who were in St. John’s Villas in May, where over 270 metres of new water mains were constructed along the public road, bringing a safer and more reliable supply to residents there.
Outlining the benefits the Backyard Service Replacement Project will bring, Joe Carroll from Irish Water, explained; “Replacing these old and problematic pipes in Pearse Road will reduce the drinking water lost by leakage and will bring an all-round improvement to water quality for the local community.
Mr Carroll added: “In partnership with Shareridge Ltd and Wexford County Council, we have been engaging with the residents and aim to complete the works with as little disruption as possible. However, the works may involve some short-term water outages, but our project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48-hours’ notice prior to any planned water outages.
“Where watermains are being constructed, traffic management may be in place. Parking spaces may be temporarily closed to complete works; however, local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.”
Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website or set your location on our website www.water.ie