Irish Water, working with Mayo County Council, is replacing approximately a kilometres of problematic, old watermains in Shrule 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.
The mains that are being replaced are on St Mary’s Road. The works are due to commence on Monday next, November 2, and will be completed by the end of December. Once completed, customers in this area, according to Irish Water will enjoy an improved water supply with less disruption.
Farran’s Construction Ltd are contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Irish Water.
Commenting on the project Dave Murphy, Irish Water said: “To facilitate the safe delivery of the works, there will be some traffic management in place and a road closure will be necessary for four weeks starting on November 16th on St Mary’s Road. The community will be notified of this in advance. Alternative routes will be available and diversions will be clearly sign-posted. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team say that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
Customers can phone Irish Water on 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project or check out the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website for regular updates.