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CREWS ATTACHED TO Irish Water have commenced works to replace 2km of old water mains in Shannon Town.

Works have commenced along the R471 between the Bealach Brí junction and the Smithstown Road roundabout at Ballycasey.

Almost 2km of old water mains, carrying drinking water into Shannon Town, will be replaced. The new pipework will reduce the number of bursts and unplanned outages which inconvenience Irish Water customers.

Gerard O’Donnell, Irish Water’s Regional Delivery Lead said the works will improve the reliability of supply to Shannon Town. “Working with Clare County Council, we have prioritised mains replacement in the areas that need it most. This project to replace the trunk main in Shannon will safeguard the area’s water supply for the future”.

Shareridge Limited, who are carrying out the works on behalf of Irish Water, expect to have the project delivered in early November.

Irish Water is working to ensure there’s minimum inconvenience to customers with areas of work limited to short sections and the majority of works taking place in the road verge or hard shoulders.

Traffic management will be in place, but customers can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

“Irish Water is conscious that the area is a busy one in Shannon Town and the project team will work to minimise disruption to motorists,” Gerard stated.

Short term supply interruptions may be required to deliver the essential works, but the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned outages.

Customers with questions about the project can call Irish Water on 1800 278 278 or contact us on Twitter @IWCare. For further updates please see the Irish Water website www.water.ie

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