Irish Water and Louth County Council launched the final phase of watermains flushing in Dundalk to clear the network of remaining sediment in the last few days.
orking in partnership with Louth County Council, Irish Water confirmed they are progressing the programme of watermains flushing to safeguard the water supply for customers in Dundalk and its environs.
“These essential flushing works are required to clear manganese sediment from the distribution network and reduce the likelihood of future discolouration issues at the customer tap,” said Donal Heaney, Irish Water.
“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, and while the works are ongoing, customers in a number of locations will experience temporary discoloured water as sediment becomes dislodged and is removed by the flushing works until Friday 15 October; Aghaboys, Ballymascanlan, Bellurgan, Jenkinstown, Navan, Marshes, Ramparts, Doylesfort Road, Shanmullagh, Courtbane, Annaghvacky, Sheelagh, Ballybinaby, Rassan , Tawnamore, Treagh, Carrickastuck and Philipstown.”
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