West Clare watermain replacement scheduled for early November

Clare Independent TD Michael McNamara says works to replace the old watermain from Miltown Malbay to Mullagh are scheduled to commence in early November.

The contractor is scheduled to arrive on site later next week and expects to break ground on the important upgrade project on November 3rd.

Deputy McNamara said, “This is positive news for the communities concerned as there have been numerous false starts regarding this infrastructure project in recent years. It has been a frustrating and disruptive experience for the people and businesses of Miltown Malbay, Mullagh and Spanish Point, and those on surrounding Group Water Schemes with regular water outages occurring due to burst mains.”

Following representations from Deputy McNamara, the Minister responsible for Irish Water, Darragh O’Brien TD confirmed in August he had requested Irish Water to bring forward the works from Q1 2021 to Q4 2020.

“The contractor has informed me that the watermain replacement works will be completed in under 6 months. In the meantime, I will also continue to press for upgrade works in Cree, Cooraclare and Doonbeg,” stated Deputy McNamara.