Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has welcomed the prioritisation of the replacement of water mains in An Cheathrú Rua by Galway County Council and Irish Water. Work on the project is scheduled to begin in December, and is expected to take 20 months to complete.

Deputy Ó Cuív commented, “These works, which will see over 14 kilometres of old cast iron piping in the An Cheathrú Rua area replaced over the next two years, will deliver major improvements in water quality for residents. The number of leaks and breaks will also be greatly reduced leading to a notable improvement in the service.

“Galway County Council is aiming to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum and has imposed a carefully constructed traffic management plan for the duration of the scheduled works. These restrictions include limits on lane and road closures as well as constraints on water service disruption.

“These works are long overdue and the agreement between Galway County Council and Irish Water is extremely welcome. This is the first step in the process to resolve the long running water issues in the area and I would encourage both organisations to continue to work together to ensure that the process proceeds as scheduled so that these works can begin without delay”.