Planned €5m Irish Water Works In Tralee Town Area In 2018

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O’Rahillys Villas and Rae Street.

IRISH Water is currently rolling out an extensive multi-million mains rehabilitation and lead replacement programme in Tralee.

It’s part of Irish Water Capital Investment Programme with €5m works planned for the Tralee Town Area in 2018.

Commencing in March, contractor Coffey Northumbrian Ltd will work in O’Rahilly’s Villas, Strand Street, Rae Street, Kevin Barry’s Villas, Hawley Park and Mitchel’s Road.

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This work will entail the replacement of approximately 2.4km of existing watermains and also approximately 500 associated household connections.

Further works which will include, but will not be limited to, Upper Castle Street, Boherbue, Moyderwell and Racecourse Road, will be carried out later this year.

Kerry County Council’s direct labour crews will also do mains rehabilitation works this year. Cahill’s Park mains replacement is planned for the coming weeks and 1.4km of mains will be replaced at Camp, Ballyseedy area in quarter two of 2018.

Kerry County Council will also complete 0.3km of mains rehabilitation works in Lisbeg and Cloondara over the coming weeks.

The contractor, MEIC Ltd, is working on the replacement of 0.75km of mains replacement works on Lower Oakpark road and Brewery Road and this work will be completed in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the  Tralee Town is the initial focus area of the Find and Fix Programme in Kerry.

Find and Fix Programme is a specially funded, countywide, two-year, capital project which was set up to search for leaks in water pipes and repair them. The programme became operation in January 2018.

The programme involves the deployment of three new Kerry County Council crews comprising one Find van crew and two Fix van crews.

There will also be the deployment of three van crews from Coffey Northumbrian Limited, the Irish Water appointed contractor whose Find van crews will help in building a repository of potential leak locations for follow-on investigation and repair by the Fix van crews.

Following the work of Find and Fix, Irish Water will also assign Leakage Management resources, comprising some of the Council’s own existing regular Leak Detection Van Crews, to monitor and manage the leakage within DMAs, once the Find and Fix crews have departed. This recognises the necessity to continuously monitor leakage.

It is anticipated that these maintenance crews will be deployed to DMAs in Tralee later in 2018.

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