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30 Nov 2021

Further works to Carlow water mains as homes and business invited to information evening

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Irish Water, in partnership with Carlow County Council, has invited residents and businesses in Carlow Town to a drop-in information evening on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

The event will take place from 5.30pm-7.30pm at the Seven Oaks Hotel on the Athy Road.

Irish Water is replacing ageing water mains in the Dublin Street area of Carlow Town to provide a more reliable water supply, improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of over 1,854 metres of old cast iron water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes in Carlow Town Centre and are scheduled to commence in late May 2019.

The works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme which is part of the overall Irish Water investment plan dedicated to safeguarding our water for the future.

The size and scale of the challenge to improve the water infrastructure requires a multi-billion, multi-annual investment and the leakage reduction programme is a vital part of this investment.

The works will be sequenced to minimise disruption to local businesses and residents. The areas to benefit from these water network improvement works are:

Phase 1 - Kennedy Street and Burrin Street from Burrin Bridge to Castle Street

Phase 2 - Dublin Street from Castle Street to Centaur Street

Phase 3 – Dublin Street from Centaur Street to the Court House

Phase 4 – Bridewell Lane, Charlotte Street and Brown Street

Disruption to customers will be minimal with short sections of work being carried out at a time to minimise disruption. Traffic management will also be in place with local and emergency access maintained at all times.

The works may involve some 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.

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