Irish Water, in partnership with Roscommon County Council, are set to carry out works in Arm and on Church Road, Castlerea. The works will involve the replacement of 700 metres of ageing cast-iron water mains and service connections and the laying of new water service connections from the public water main in the road to local properties.
The works will take place from the Castlerea Primary Care Centre, along the N60 to the Castlerea Road and Main Street junction, and extend for a short distance on the R361. Once complete, a further 530 metres of water main will be replaced on Church Road.
The works in Arm are due to start in late May, and are expected to be completed in July. The project on Church Road will start immediately afterwards and take approximately eight weeks.
Commenting on the project, Dave Murphy, Regional Lead for the Leakage Reduction Programme said: “Replacing these ageing water mains will not only reduce the high levels of leakage, but will also improve the reliability of water supplied to businesses and residents.
“We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause. We will continue to work with the community to minimise disruption”.
There may be some water shut-offs. Customers can call a customer care helpline on Callsave 1850-278278 with any questions about the project.