Replacement of aging Monivea watermains underway

Galway Daily news Water outages in multiple north Galway areas

Work is due to be completed by the end of this month on replacing several hundred metres of aging water mains in the Monivea area of Galway City.

Irish Water is decommissioning 219 meters, and replacing approximately 191 metres of problematic, old watermains on Monivea Road in Galway City.

The old leaky mains are being replaced with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes to prevent more leakage issues.

The decommissioning and replacement works, which are to begin this week, are due to be completed by the end of March.

Commenting on the project Gerry O’Donnell, Irish Water said “To facilitate the safe delivery of the works, there will be some traffic management in place.

“The community have been 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.”

The works are being carried out by Farran Construction Ltd on behalf of Irish Water.