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Birdstown water mains to be replaced 25.01.19

IN order to improve the security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage, Irish Water will be replacing the ageing water mains in Birdstown on the R239 between Burnfoot to Muff. Work is set to commence on the rehabilitation project the week commencing 28 January 2019.
The works involve the replacement of approximately 830 metres of problematic water mains with new high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
The section of works will take place along the Burnfoot to Muff Road (R239) and continues north at the junction with the L7631. 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. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will also be replaced as part of this improvement work.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction Ltd and are expected to be completed by early March 2019.
Explaining further what’s involved, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme regional lead Declan Cawley said “Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area”.
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
Traffic management may be in place during this time. There may be local diversions in place for the duration of the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified and customers can phone Irish Water on callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.
Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website at .
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