Irish Water has confirmed a major investment project for Galway City which will see the replacement of nearly 20km of water supply pipes. The €7.3 million project will improve supply and greatly reduce the amount of treated water lost through leakage.
Irish Water has issued a statement outlining the project and the areas which will be impacted –
Burst pipes, water supply disruptions and poor water pressure, are ongoing problems for Galway’s water supply. This project will replace the oldest and the most ineffective water mains in Galway City with new heavy duty polyethylene pipes. Site investigation work will begin this autumn with construction work due to commence at the end of 2016. Sections of water mains in the poorest condition will be replaced first with the project expected to be completed in early 2019. Commuters and the public will be notified in advance of planned work and the project will be progressed in stages, to minimise the impact on commuters, residents, visitors and businesses in Galway City.
The proposed water main rehabilitation works will be located in Beach Court, Bru Na Mara, Mincloon, Whitestrand Avenue & Fr. Griffin Road, Glenburren Park, Michael Collins Road, Shantalla, University Road, Canal Road Upper & Distillery Road, Palmyra Avenue, Roscam, Cherry Park & Hazel Park and Coolagh.
The proposed water main rehabilitation works will also involve the replacement of water services connections to properties currently served by communal services located in backyards and private property. These proposed works will take place in Claddagh, Bohermore and Prospect Hill, Old Mervue, Court Avenue, Raleigh Row and St. Enda’s Road.