Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, is replacing approximately one kilometre of old and damaged watermains in Ballina and Killala that were prone to frequent bursts and leakage which caused water supply disruptions for customers in the area.
The mains are being replaced with new high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
Old and damaged watermains are being decommissioned in Ballina and 660 metres of new mains are being laid in Plunkett Road and Church Road.
In Killala 335 metres of new mains are being laid in Market Street and Barrack Street.
These works are due to commence in early October with the Killala works expected to finish in November and Ballina to be completed in December. Both projects will ensure customers in these areas enjoy an improved water supply with less disruption.
Farran’s Construction Ltd are contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Irish Water.
Local Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary told Midwest News today that the work is long overdue, and is part of a major upgrade of the water infrastructure in both Ballina & Killala.