Residents and businesses in Ballindine will enjoy a more reliable supply of drinking water, following a programme of works by Irish Water, which will see the replacement of 1.9 kilometres of ageing water mains and service connections.
These necessary works will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages in this area and will eliminate leaks. The works are due to commence on April 23 and are expected to be completed by the end of June.
The project will be delivered by Mayo County Council on behalf of Irish Water, as part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see over €500 million invested between 2017 and 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the public water network across the country.
The section of works will take place on the L1510 Scardaune Road, west of Ballindine. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting to the customer’s water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead, these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
Traffic management may be in place during this time and there may be local diversions in place for the duration of the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified and customers can call the customer care helpline on Callsave (1850 ) 278278 with any questions about the project.