Ahead of a public meeting being held in Crossmolina tonight to discuss the ongoing problem of low water pressure in parts of the town, Irish Water has issued a statement saying they, working with Mayo Co Co, has commenced a programme of works which will increase water pressure in parts of Crossmolina that have been affected by ongoing pressure issues.
Irish Water says that, since Christmas, water demand has been increasing consistently and this has also been exacerbated by the recent bad weather which has led to an increase in water flows in most schemes across the country including the Crossmolina area.
This increase in demand has led to some customers experiencing low water pressure notably in the Boreen Road and Knockalegan areas.
Irish Water and Mayo County Council say they’re committed to completing pre-planned long term measures which will resolve this issue. A planned programme of works, which was agreed prior to Storm Emma, is currently being carried out.
As part of the planned works, a leak detection team has been deployed to Crossmolina.
Four leaks were repaired over the past week and this work will continue until the demand is at a satisfactory level. In addition, a 200 metre section of problematic water mains in Kildaverouge will be replaced with works on this due to start imminently, and these works will increase water pressure in the scheme.
Irish Water say they appreciate the concerns of the residents on the Boreen Road and the Knockalegan areas of Crossmolina, but expect to see an improvement in water pressure in these areas in the coming days.