Work beginning this week on upgrade to Galway City water supply

Galway Daily news Water mains responsible for frequent outages on Headford Road replaced

Work is due to get underway this week on part of a major upgrade project for Galway City’s water supply.

A new rising main is being installed that will connect Terryland Water Treatment Plant with Clifton Hill reservoir.

This is meant to supplement the existing lines to the reservoir, providing a more reliable supply to a large part of the city and beyond to the west.

Gerry O’Donnell of Irish Water said “This phase of works will involve the construction of approximately 1.9km of a new ductile iron water main in the area of Laurel Park.”

“To minimise disruption the works will be completed in a phased approach. The next phase of these works will involve laying approximately 440m of water mains along Siobhan McKenna Road and Laurel Park.”

“There will be traffic management in place however local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.”

Part of this project which has already been completed involved the installation of just under half  kilometre of new mains in the Moyola Park area.

These works will be performed by Ward & Burke Construction on behalf of Irish Water and Galway City Council.

“The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions.”

“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,” Gerry O’Donnell said.