Irish Water, in partnership with Tipperary County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Ardfinnan to safeguard the local water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.
The works, which are due to get underway on today involve replacing 1.2km of old water mains with new pipes, removal of lead service pipes and re-alignment of a number of back yard service arrangements at Mount Carmel. Irish Water say that this measure will reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground. Gerry O’Donnell, Irish Water’s Regional Delivery Lead, said, “This is part of Irish Water’s €500 million National Leakage Reduction Programme.” Works are due to be undertaken in two locations. One section of the water mains rehabilitation is from the eastern end of the village (junction of R665/Barrack Street and R670) to Castleview.
These works will tie into the existing river crossing and will not require any works on the Bridge. The second section of works will be located at Mount Carmel and St Anne’s Terrace.The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd and are expected to be completed within eight weeks. Residents and businesses have been notified directly and customers can phone Irish Water on 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.