Water works in
AGEING water mains in
Straid, Clonmany are being replaced and it is hoped
the works will help put a stop to bursts, outages and
leakages in the area.
Uisce Éireann crews are in Straid this week and work
will commence on replacing approximately 639m of old
water mains which are susceptible to regular bursts and
high levels of leakage. Earlier this year approximately
150m of old water mains were successfully replaced with
modern pipes in nearby Gaddyduff.
Uisce Éireann crews are
scheduled to arrive in Straid this week.
Patricia Lowry, Uisce
Éireann’s Networks Regional, said: “Uisce Éireann is
working hard to prioritise the delivery of a safe and
secure water supply in the Inishowen area. Earlier this
year we successfully replaced aging pipes in Gaddyduff
with modern pipes. It is great to finally announce that
the works in Straid will commence this week which will
reduce the risk of outages from bursts now and into the
future. Fewer bursts and less leakage will ensure a
stronger water supply for homes and businesses in this
busy coastal community."
The essential works may involve some short-term water
interruptions, but people will be given a minimum of 48
A road closure will be required, at night only, along
the L1551 from Clonmany Fireplace Centre (past Urris GAA
Club) to St Columbas Church, Straid. The road will be
reopened daily from 7am until 7pm (and will be open
every weekend). The road will be reopened for the
Christmas Holiday period. A sign posted diversion will
be in place. Residents can be assured that local and
emergency traffic will be accommodated at all times.
During the day a traffic light system will be in place
in Straid along the L1551 for the duration of the works.
Farrans Construction are carrying out the works on behalf
of Uisce Éireann with a completion date of February