UPDATE: Water works on track and due for completion in this Carlow town by September

Irish Water issued a statement to Carlow Live this evening

Darren Hassett

Reporter:

Darren Hassett

Email:

news@carlowlive.ie

Traffic lights turn green for go on Main Street in Portarlington, Laois

Temporary traffic lights remain in place on Royal Oak Road with works 70% complete

Irish Water works on water network in Bagenalstown to improve the security of the water supply for local residents and businesses on Royal Oak Road, Stationhouse Road and Kilree Street is due for completion by September. 

This project got underway in recent weeks and involves the decommissioning and replacement of old and damaged cast iron and PVC water mains that are prone to leakage and regular bursts.

In a statement, Irish Water said a total of 2.5km of old water mains that are in poor condition on Royal Oak Road, Stationhouse Road and Kilree Street are being replaced as part of this project.

The water utility added: "This work is progressing well and is on schedule for completion by early September.

"New water mains have been installed at Stationhouse Road and mains installation is approximately 70% complete on Royal Oak Road.

"The next steps involve completion of the Royal Oak Road mains laying works and mains laying works at Kilree Street, followed by the installation of services connection and decommissioning of old water mains at all three locations.

"This is an important project that forms part of our National Leakage Reduction Programme and will result in reduced leakage and improved quality of supply for the Bagenalstown area.

"We would like to thank local businesses and residents for their patience while these essential construction works take place."