Irish Water has invested €560,000 to replace 3km of water mains from Wash House Turn to Ballydonagh in Athlone.
The project involved the replacement of aging water mains which were subject to frequent bursts. The new water main will reduce interruptions to the water supply for customers in the Creggan, Clonbonny, Fardrum, Ballydonagh, and Glenwood areas of the town.
Burst water mains are a common problem across the country, the result of decades of under-investment in water infrastructure. The new water mains will ensure that the security of the water supply to customers will be more reliable with fewer interruptions. It will also improve water pressure for customers as leakage on this section of the water main will be reduced.
Commenting on the water main rehabilitation project, Padraig Farrell, East and Midlands programmes specialist at Irish Water, said: “The replacement of this aging water mains will ensure that customers will have a more reliable water supply. This project was a priority project for Irish Water to complete due to the number of frequent bursts on the water main. We thank customers for their patience while we worked to complete the project.”