No plans to replace water mains bewtween Fenagh and Keshcarrigan

Irish Water has said there are no immediate plans to prioritise the replacement of the water mains between Fenagh and Keshcarrigan in Leitrim.

The news comes following criticism from local councillor Caillian Ellis about the frequency of bursts on the main in recent years and the constant disruption of supply for customers along the route.

Councillor Ellis said there have been 12 bursts alone on the pipeline so far this year and the latest just last week left people without a water supply for a day and a half.

He said it wasn’t acceptable that people were left with a system that was obviously going to continue to cause disruption for homes and businesses.

Irish Water says that while they acknowledge the difficulty regarding the section in recent months there is currently no funding allocated for mains replacement in south Leitrim for 2020.

A statement says that the authority continually reviews the portfolio of projects and projects in their Investment Plan but that the building, repair and upgrading of the water supply network will need a multi-billion euro investment programme over many years.

Irish Water says it will continue to work in partnership with Leitrim County Council to priorities any outages that happen and carry out all repairs as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to customers.