By Dan Walsh
Úisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is replacing almost 800 metres of aged water mains with new modern pipes along Cahore Road in North Wexford.
The project, which will commence this week, will provide a more reliable water supply and reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost to leakage.
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.
Outlining the benefits the water mains replacement project will bring, Joe Carroll, Regional Delivery Lead at Uisce Éireann, stated; “I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and co-operation during the works. We know based on previous experiences that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.”
Where water mains are being constructed traffic management will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be always maintained.
These works are being carried out by Shareridge Civil Engineering in partnership with Wexford County Council on behalf of Uisce Éireann and are due to be completed by mid-March.
Uisce Éireann’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.