Irish Water will this week begin a project to upgrade a 1.5km section of water mains in Tipperary town, leading to significant improvements in the quality and reliability of water supply for local customers.
This project, which represents an investment of €800,000, is being carried out by Irish Water in partnership with Tipperary County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The work will comprise the replacement of old water mains in the Davitt Street area, along with service connections to homes and businesses in the area. This will result in fewer disruptions for customers due to burst pipes and other outages associated with the aging water supply infrastructure.
Construction work is being carried out by Glan Agua Ltd on behalf of Irish Water and is expected take approximately four months to complete.
David Sharry, Irish Water’s Capital Programmes Regional Lead, commented: “This investment of €800,000 to replace these problematic sections of water main in Tipperary town 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 Tipperary to replace the county’s aging network of water mains, which includes recently completed projects in Cappawhite, Ballinclough, the Ragg and Birdhill. As part of the project in Tipperary town, the old lead service connections to approximately 80 properties will also be replaced.
“Due to a lack of investment over many years, much of the country’s water mains are in poor condition and subject to frequent bursts, resulting in disruption of water supply to customers. Addressing this by investing in water main rehabilitation is a priority for Irish Water,” he added.
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 any upcoming events likely to cause disturbance such as planned temporary disconnection of services, working hours or any other planned works that may cause disturbance to people in the vicinity of the works. Irish Water has been working in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to carry out these works in advance of planned road improvement work in the area.
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.