Irish water to replace almost a kilometre of Ahascragh water mains

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Galway Daily news Water outages in North Galway due to burst mains

Irish Water is replacing almost a kilometre of leaky, old water mains in Ahascragh this winter, in works expected to be finished by the end of the year.

The work, which will begin in mid-November, is to replace 850m of leak prone water mains on the L74151 in Ahascragh with high-density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.

It’s expected that this work, which will be carried out by Farrans Construction Ltd, will be completed by the end of December according to Irish Water.

Commenting on the project Dave Murphy, Irish Water said: “To facilitate the safe delivery of the works, there will be some traffic management in place.

“The community will be notified of this in advance and local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.”

“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.”

“We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.”

“This mains replacement work is part of a significant investment by Irish Water to upgrade the water network in Galway and we would like to thank customers in advance for their cooperation and patience while we complete this essential job.”