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Farrans delivers strategic water upgrades for Irish Water in Elphin


Farrans Construction is delivering strategic water upgrades for Irish Water in Elphin.

The works will commence in June 2022 and will be carried out under the National Leakage Reduction Programme.  The planned upgrades are due to be completed by September 2022.

The planned works will improve the water quality in Elphin for generations of local people.  The team onsite will begin replacing more than 1km of old cast iron pipes in the town centre.  The new pipes will offer residents and businesses a better quality of water and will reduce the number of bursts.

Neil Sturdy, regional director for civil engineering in Ireland for Farrans, said:

“This is an important project for the area and we are pleased to play an integral role in its delivery.

“Farrans has brought a positive mix of capabilities to this project with our experience in the water market delivering complex projects to a high standard.  We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Irish Water, having successfully worked together across several locations in Ireland.”

The National Leakage Reduction Programme aims to tackle the loss of Ireland’s drinking water to leaks. To conserve this precious resource, Irish Water have invested over €500 million up to the end of 2021 and are now investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 in fixing leaks to provide a more reliable water supply.

Declan Cawley, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water, is looking forward to delivering this vital project in the Roscommon town.

“The water quality in Elphin Town has been a constant challenge for homes and businesses. Over time, cast iron pipes can become encrusted and affect water quality and pressure. New pipework, installed as part of these works, will significantly improve water quality.”

“We are aware that works of this nature can cause some disruption. We would like to assure the public that, together with Roscommon County Council and our contractor Farrans Construction, We are working to minimise any inconvenience over the course of the works.”

These essential works will take place along the Main Street, Chapel Street and Druid Lane, and on completion will reduce the number of outages and save treated drinking water from being lost into the ground.

Customers can contact Irish Water on 1800 278 278 if they have any queries relating to the project and details of any supply interruptions will be posted on the Supply and Service Updates section of the Irish Water website.