Sewer and wa­ter mains work this week

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

IR­ISH Wa­ter are car­ry­ing out work on the sewer net­work in Bray and the wa­ter­main in Grey­stones this week.

The na­tional wa­ter util­ity be­gan car­ry­ing out up­grades to the sewer net­work on Old Con­naught Av­enue in Bray on Mon­day last, July 22. These works are ex­pected to take six weeks and are part of the pro­vi­sion of es­sen­tial wastew­a­ter in­fra­struc­ture serv­ing the area.

The work in­volves the con­struc­tion of ap­prox­i­mately 313 me­tres of uPVC sewer mains to ad­dress struc­tural de­fects in the sewer. GMC Util­i­ties Lim­ited is work­ing on be­half of Ir­ish Wa­ter to de­liver this project.

When com­plete, the project will ben­e­fit busi­nesses and res­i­dents in the area by rec­ti­fy­ing block­ages and struc­tural de­fects in the sewer net­work, and pro­vid­ing up­graded wastew­a­ter in­fra­struc­ture.

The works are re­quired to rec­tify struc­tural de­fects in the sewer net­work.

‘Ir­ish Wa­ter would like to thank the lo­cal com­mu­nity for their pa­tience dur­ing these works, and apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience the works will cause. This scheme, when com­plete, will pro­vide es­sen­tial wastew­a­ter in­fra­struc­ture and im­prove the wastew­a­ter net­works for busi­nesses and res­i­dents in the area,’ said the com­pany in a state­ment.

Mean­while, res­i­dents and busi­nesses in Black­lion, Grey­stones will ex­pe­ri­ence wa­ter dis­rup­tion at night this week due to wa­ter­main im­prove­ment works the area.

The works be­gan yes­ter­day (Tues­day, July 23) and con­tinue un­til to­mor­row (Thursday, July 25) and may cause dis­rup­tion to sup­ply for homes and busi­nesses be­tween from 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Dur­ing these planned works, homes and busi­nesses in the af­fected ar­eas may be im­pacted by re­duced wa­ter pres­sure and wa­ter out­ages. Fol­low­ing this, wa­ter sup­ply may take 2-3 hours to re­turn as wa­ter re­fills the net­work.

Ir­ish Wa­ter said that un­der­stands this type of work can be in­con­ve­nient and will en­sure that work crews make ev­ery ef­fort to min­imise any dis­rup­tion.

These works are be­ing car­ried out as part of Ir­ish Wa­ter’s na­tional Leak­age Re­duc­tion Pro­gramme which will see €500 mil­lion in­vested up to the end of 2021 to re­duce the level of leak­age across the coun­try by fix­ing and re­plac­ing ageing wa­ter mains.

The works in Bray are ex­pected to take six weeks.

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