Irish Water to invest €1 million in water mains rehabilitation in South Kerry leading to significant improvement in water supply

Irish Water to invest €1 million in water mains rehabilitation in South Kerry leading to significant improvement in water supply

July 27, 2017 – Irish Water is to invest €1 million to upgrade ageing water mains in South Kerry which will lead to significant improvements in the quality and reliability of water supply for local customers.

The work will comprise the replacement of a total of 6.1km of water mains in Mountain Stage (Glenbeigh), Ballykissane (Killorglin), Shannera (Beaufort), Cappagh North (Beaufort) and Sneem.

A contractor has been appointed to carry out the work. This is expected take a total of 22 weeks to complete and is due to get underway in the coming weeks.

Temporary traffic management arrangements will be put in place as the work progresses in order to minimise disruption to the public. The contractors will liaise with An Garda Síochána and local residents to notify them of impending events likely to cause disturbance such as planned temporary disconnection of services, working hours, movements of heavy loads or any other planned works that may cause disturbance to people in the vicinity of the works.

Paul Cremin, Irish Water’s Capital Programme Regional Lead, commented: “This investment of €1 million by Irish Water to replace these problematic sections of water main in South Kerry will lead to a major improvement in the security and reliability of water supply for our customers in the area.

“This is part of an ongoing programme of investment by Irish Water throughout Kerry to replace the county’s ageing network of water mains. Due to a lack of investment over many years, many of these mains are in very poor condition and subject to frequent bursts, resulting in disruption of water supply to customers.”

Irish Water would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience as a result of this essential work. Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on the Service and Supply updates section of the Irish Water website at https://www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/

For media queries contact press@water.ie

Note to editors

The work will take place in the following locations:

Location Name Length
(m) Road Type
1. Mountain Stage  706m Local Secondary
2. Ballykissane 1,106m Local Secondary
3. Shannera 1,608m Local Tertiary
4. Cappagh North 1,795m Local Secondary
5. Sneem 918m National Secondary

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