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1.2kms of water mains being replaced in mid Kerry

Jul 13, 2021 13:07 By radiokerrynews
1.2kms of water mains being replaced in mid Kerry 1.2kms of water mains being replaced in mid Kerry
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1.2kms of water mains is being replaced in mid Kerry.

Irish Water and Kerry County Council will begin work on the mains along the Board of Works Road in mid-July.

The national utility says this will improve reliability of water supply in the Beaufort, Listry and Faha areas.

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The mid Kerry area has been recently subjected to numerous outbreaks.

Irish Water says this phase of the works is expected to be completed by early September.

Irish Water appeared before last month's meeting of Kerry County Council and several county councillors highlighted the severity of water outages in mid Kerry.

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During that online meeting Irish Water representatives apologised for issues around the supply in mid-Kerry.
Irish Water says these works will take place between the Gap Cross and Kissane's shop.

Old, damaged pipes will be replaced with modern, polyethylene (plastic) and ductile iron pipes. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers' property boundaries and connecting it to the customers' water supply.

The national utility says where the existing service connections on the public side are lead, these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.

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Leakage Reduction Programme Manager at Irish Water Paul Moroney, says they acknowledge the significant disruption caused by ongoing breaks to the watermains in the Beaufort, Listry and Faha areas, adding these works will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and customers will be given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water shut offs.

A temporary road closure from Kissane's shop to the Gap of Dunloe cross is also required; Irish Water says diversions will be signposted and local access will be maintained throughout the works.

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