Irish Water to replace ageing water mains on Dublin Road

Irish Water, working in partnership with Louth County Council, has commenced works to replace ageing water mains on the Dublin Road in Dundalk.
The works involve the replacement of approximately 700 metres of ageing water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place along the Dublin Road between the junctions with the Old Golf Links Road and the Marlbog Road. 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.
Once complete, the benefits of the project will include a more reliable water supply for all customers on the public water supply. The works will result in reduced leakage on the network. Operational and maintenance costs will also be reduced as the network operation will require less maintenance.
Irish Water has planned the works in short sections in order to limit impact on customers. 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 will be in place over the course of the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Residents and businesses in the areas of the works have been notified and customers can call the Irish Water customer helpline on 1850 278 278 for any questions in relation to the works.

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