Friday, September 17, 2021

Major programme of water flushing in Dundalk to commence after summer issues with manganese sediment - Independent.ie

Last updated Friday, September 10, 2021 10:19 ET , Source: NewsService

Irish Water, working in partnership with Louth County Council, is commencing a programme of watermains flushing to safeguard the water supply for customers in Dundalk and its environs.

Following a large burst in Dundalk in June, manganese sediment became dislodged and carried through the network causing some customers to experience temporary discoloured water. These essential flushing works are required to clear any remaining manganese sediment from the distribution network and reduce the likelihood of future discolouration issues at the customer tap.

These flushing activities are part of an overall action plan to address discolouration issues associated with high manganese levels found in the source water that feeds into Cavanhill water treatment plant. A programme of works at the Cavanhill water treatment plant has already been carried out including the installation of an interim Manganese treatment system to reduce manganese levels in the final treated water.

These essential maintenance works must be completed in phases. The second phase is progressing well and is expected to be completed by Friday, September 17. While these essential works are ongoing, customers in the following locations will experience temporary discoloured water as sediment becomes dislodged and is removed by the flushing works between Monday 13 September and Friday 17 September; Longwalk, Oliver Plunkett Park, Mac Swiney Street, O’Hanlon Park, Father Murray Park, Church Street, Phillip Street,...

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