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4th October 2019

Works by Irish Water on Parnell Street

Irish Water, in partnership with Clare County Council, have embarked on a programme of work replacing ageing water mains on Parnell Street, Ennis, to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality. Consequently, there will be disruption due to these works over the coming months, details of which are posted below.

The works involve the replacement of over 560 metres of aged cast iron water mains with new modern high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The programme to replace the water mains on Parnell Street is planned to commence on Friday 4th October. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The improvement project to upgrade the water network is being completed ahead of the Clare County Council public realm regeneration works in the area.

The works on Parnell Street will take place between Carmody Street and Salt House Lane. In order to minimise disruption a phased closure of short sections of Parnell Street will be undertaken during delivery.

The closures to facilitate works on Parnell Street will be as follows:

 

Carmody Street to Wood Quay
Friday 4 October – Saturday 19 October

Wood Quay to River Lane
Monday 21 October – Saturday 26 October

River Lane to Cabeys Lane
Monday 28 October – Saturday 2 November

Cabeys Lane to Curtins Lane
Monday 4 November – Saturday 9 November

Curtins Lane to Merchants Square
Monday 11 November – Saturday 16 November

Merchants Square to Salt House Lane
Monday 18 November – Saturday 23 November

For more information on the Leakage Reduction Programme please visit www.water.ie

The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public watermain in the road to customers’ property boundaries to connect it to the customers’water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd. and are expected to be completed within 8 weeks.

 

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:

  • A Reliable Water Supply – Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
  • Improved Operation and Maintenance – These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.
    Reduced Leaks – Replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into
    the ground.
  • Improved Water Quality – Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the
    public water network and replacing them with new pipes will reduce the risk of
    contamination.
  •  Improved Operation and Maintenance – These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.

 

Will customers be affected by the works? 

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers.
Traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be
maintained at all times.
during the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
The works may involve short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut offs.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. Customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

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