Irish Water says upgrade in Finn Valley will benefit 1700 customers

Irish Water logoIrish Water says it has now completed a much needed upgrade of watermains on the Lough Mourne Water Supply Scheme which serves 1,700 customers in the Finn Valley.

The section of pipeline along the N15 National Road that links Ballybofey to Lifford, was identified as being in poor condition in the Council’s Water Conservation Rehabilitation Needs Report in February 2012.

Irish Water says 9 bursts occurred on the 1.6km section of watermains in the past 2 years alone, causing unacceptable supply disruptions for customers.

Local Councillor Patrick McGowan says that while the work is welcome, it represents only the tip of the iceberg: