Works to replace old and problematic water mains underway in Castleisland

Works to replace old and problematic water mains in Castleisland is to get underway today.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kerry County Council, are starting works at College Road in Kilbannivane, Castleisland today.

This will involve the replacement of 850 metres of old problematic cast iron water mains.

Residents in the area recently raised concerns about the quality of their water, which they say has been a brown colour for months.

The old pipes will be replaced with modern, plastic pipes and all services will be connected into the new water main as part of this work.

The works are expected to be completed by the end of September.Traffic management will be in place in the area.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48-hour notice prior to any planned water shut offs.

Customers can phone Irish Water on 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.