Irish Water to start works at Cremully

More than 1.5km of old pipes between Cremully and Aghagad in Roscommon will be replaced by Irish Water by the end of September, the company has said.

The works along the L7101 will, says Irish Water, not only reduce the number of supply interruptions, but will improve water quality and reduce the amount of drinking water lost by leakage.

Declan Cawley (Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead) is looking forward to getting the project off the ground. Preparatory works will commence shortly before removal of the old pipes begins in early August.

“Working with Roscommon County Council, we have prioritised leakage reduction in the areas that need it most”, he said. “This project in Cremully will ensure that locals are not inconvenienced by regular bursts, and the works will safeguard the area’s water supply for the future”.

In order to carry out these essential works, a road closure along the L7101 is necessary, and temporary diversions will be in place from early August until the end of September. However, local and emergency traffic will be facilitated at all times.

The pipe-laying may also result in short-term interruptions to the supply for local customers, but the project team says it will ensure a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is given of all planned outages.

“We are aware that works of this nature can cause some disruption. We would like to assure the public that together with Roscommon County Council and our contractor Farrans Construction, we are working to minimise any inconvenience. This project will be completed in advance of planned road overlay works for the area,” said Declan.