Lough Mourne pipe replacement updated

Work is continuing on the Lough Mourne Pipeline Replacement, members of the Stranorlar Electoral Area committee heard this week.

Work is continuing on the Lough Mourne Pipeline Replacement, members of the Stranorlar Electoral Area committee heard this week.

Area engineer for Water and Environment Services, Martin O’Donnell, outlined in his report that 12,400 metres of 225mm diameter water mains have been installed from Ballindrait to Rossgier Junction with all 46 customers on the route being supplied by the new mains.

He said the older pipe line was now “fully decommissioned”.

A further 5,000 metres of 180mm waters mains from Rossgier Junction along Porthall Road to Swilly Burn was also “100% complete”, as is 21,000 metres of 125mm mains at Upper Liscooley, with all 30 customers now being served by the supply.

The report detailed there is one month of work left to complete along the Porthall Road section and one month for the Liscooley.

Some of the works include permanent reinstatement of roads and ancillary work such as marker posts being completed. They employed a “directionally drilled” method for the pipe laying to limit the damage to existing road surface.

Both water services and the contractor, McGovern Ltd from Roscommon, will continue to notify relevant road owners of ongoing works and potential road closures.

Committee members were also up dated on the St Johnston Sewerage Scheme that up to 70% of the control building block work and land drainage work was now complete at the site.

Fencing work was due to get underway this week and the estimated time for completion was one month and the work was “well on” .