Irish Water to begin pipe replacement works in Letterkenny and Ballybofey

Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, is set to commence works in two areas of the county over the next two weeks to improve water supply and reduce high levels of leakage for the benefit local residents and businesses.

The water mains replacement works on the Golf Course Road, Letterkenny; and Trusk Road, Ballybofey involve the decommissioning and replacement of over 2.3 kilometres of old and damaged pipes with modern, high density plastic ones.

The Letterkenny works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of water mains on Golf Course Road between Shamore, Ballymaleel and Durlas, Lanehead.

The Ballybofey works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of water mains on the Trusk Road and Townview Heights.

Irish Water's Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley says: "Both sets of works will include laying water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers' property boundaries and connecting them to the customer's water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced."

The works are part of Irish Water's National Leakage Reduction Programme and are being carried out by Farran's Construction Limited with an expected completion date of June.

Once complete customers will experience improved water security in the areas as well as reduced disruptions due to bursts, leakage and outages in the area.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs however, the utility says the project team will ensure customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water shut offs.