26 May 2022

Water mains replacement works set to begin in Bunbeg

Securing the water supply in Donegal remains a vital focus for Irish Water

Water mains replacement works set to begin in Bunbeg

Work to begin in Bunbeg shortly

Irish Water is due to begin work at Bunbeg Pier and Coshclady, Bunbeg in the coming days.

Working in partnership with Donegal County Council, Irish Water will replace over 700 metres of old water mains along the R258 Harbour Road and at Coshclady in Bunbeg with new, modern pipes which will reduce the number of bursts and water outages impacting customers.

The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to the front of the customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply.

To minimise the impact on customers, areas of work will be limited to short sections.

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, temporary traffic management will be in place however, local and emergency access will be maintained.

The works may involve some short-term supply interruptions which may cause inconvenience. The project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

Speaking about the project Declan Cawley, leakage reduction programme regional lead with Irish Water said replacing these old and problematic pipes in Bunbeg will reduce the amount of drinking water lost by leakage and will bring an all-round improvement in water quality for the local community.

"To facilitate the safe delivery of the upgrades, there may be some traffic management in place, however, local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

"We understand that these works can be inconvenient, but our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to local communities as we continue to improve the water supply in Donegal and progress the National Leakage Reduction Programme.”

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction and are expected to be completed in June.

For more information on reducing leaks you can visit Irish Water's national Leakage Reduction Programme page on

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

For updates visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website.

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