Works To Begin Next Week To Upgrade Water Supplies In Offaly Town

Works are expected to continue until the end of September.

Works are due to begin next week to improve water supplies in an Offaly town.

Uisce Éireann will work in partnership with Offaly County Council to replace approximately 3.5km of aged water mains in Ballheashill in Rhode, which is due to be completed by the end of September.

A more reliable water supply will be provided and works will reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost to leakage.

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, a road closure will be required from the L-5011 at Killowen to Ballybryan junction with the R441.

Local residential and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. . 

Programme Manager, for Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme, Joe Carroll is looking forward to getting crews on site.

“Old and damaged water mains remain a huge source of leakage and continue to impact communities right across Ireland, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing these old water mains in poor condition will eliminate existing leaks and significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.”

“We would like to thank the community in Ballheashill in advance for their patience and cooperation during the works. We know based on previous experiences that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the lasting benefits.”

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions, however, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions. 

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