10 September 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has confirmed that Irish Water are to address water issues in the Kilkeran and Rathbarry area.
Currently residents and businesses in the area are subject to poor water quality and an unreliable supply. Commenting on this announcement, Minister Daly said, ‘There have been regular water pipeline bursts in Kilkeran and Rathbarry, with locals putting up with a substandard water supply. The commitment from Irish Water to invest over quarter of a million euro will directly solve the issues locals are currently experiencing.’
Irish Water plans to invest a total of €260,000 to replace over 2km of old water mains. Work is expected to commence in the coming weeks and will take three months to complete the works.
Residents and businesses are being warned that short term shut offs for a number of hours will commence in each area where the works are being carried out.
Jim Daly has urged those in the Kilkeran and Rathbarry area to proactively check with Irish Water on when their water supply could be on a short term shut off, ‘locals should check on Irish Waters’ website, or call the dedicated 24/7 care line 1850 278 278 to make sure they are not caught unawares with any planned water cut off.’