Two and a half kilometres of aging water mains in Kinvara being replaced

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Galway Daily news 2.6km of aging water mains in Kinvara to be replaced

Work on an upgrade to the water mains network in Kinvara is set to begin by the end of the month.

Irish water are replacing 2.6km of “problematic” aging water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes along the Moy road in Kinvara.

Work on the Moy road between Gortskeagh and the junction with the L8587 will include both laying new mains and installing new water service connections from the mains to a property’s water supply.

Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced.

It’s expected that this project will be completed by September according to Irish Water.

Dave Murphy, Regional Lead said “This is an important project for Kinvara which will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages, and will ensure a reliable supply of water to the local community.

He added that these works “will have lasting benefits for years to come.”

To facilitate this project the Moy road will be closed between the L8587 junction and the L4507 junction at Cappaghmore from June 10 to August 2.

Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times while work is taking place.

This project is part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme that has seen five and a half kilometres of water mains around Galway.

Other works in this programme currently ongoing in Cois Fharraige, Lettermore, and St Joseph’s Park in Tuam.