Upgrade Water Main Works Underway In Cappawhite

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Uisce Éireann says work is underway to upgrade water mains supplying 470 customers on the Glengar/ Cappawhite Public Water Scheme.  Over 5km of new water mains will be installed to connect the 470 customers to the Ironmills supply.

Crews are already at work this week laying new watermains from the existing Glengar Lower reservoir in Knockanavar, along the L-5111 and the R505 through Cappawhite Village to the existing reservoir in Glassdrum Upper.

As part of the works a road closure will be in place on the L-5111 at Knocknavar until Friday, 15 December. Traffic will follow a sign posted diversion via Doon Village to the West and the townland of Losset to the East during the road closure. Local and emergency traffic will be accommodated at all times. 

Uisce Eireann is to give customers a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions. 

Uisce Eireann says the works will help provide a safer, more secure water supply by improving the resilience of the network and ensuring continued compliance with drinking water regulations.

The installation works are scheduled to progress to the west of Cappawhite village after the Christmas break. The works are being carried out by David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd and are expected to be completed in Autumn next year with areas of work to be limited to short sections to minimise impact.

A 1.8km extension of the water network in Upperchurch to supply local homes and businesses from the Kilcommon water supply is already completed as part of an overall investment of €2M in the water network in West Tipperary. 

The Uisce Eireann Customer Care Team can be contacted 24 hours every day by calling  1800 278 278 – updates are also posted on the company website water.ie.