Kilkenny residents and businesses face five months of water works, starting today
RESIDENTS and businesses in the city face endure further disruptions to their water supply as major new works get underway today.
Irish Water confirmed works will commence today to replace 500 metres of old cast iron water mains with high density plastic pipes in the city.
The works will take place along Dean Street, where 400m of new water main will be laid.
The construction crew will then continue onto Black Mill Street where a further 100m of problematic water mains will be renewed.
Irish Water confirmed traffic management will be in place throughout the course of the works, but promised two-way through traffic “will be maintained at all times”.
The State company said any resident or businesses affected by disruptions to their water supply will be given 48 hours’ notice in advance.
The works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.
It is expected the works will be completed by May.
Mark O’Duffy, Network Programme Lead for Irish Water said: “We would like to thank the local community and local businesses for their patience and understanding while these essential works take place. These works will benefit homes and businesses in Kilkenny city and will ensure the future safety and secure supply of water for the area. We would also like to thank Kilkenny County Council and our contracting partners Coffey Northumbrian Ltd (CNL) for their support and collaboration on this project.”