The troubled Farranfore trunk main which has forced the road closure between Killarney and Tralee on many occasions over the number of years looks to have a solution in sight according to a written correspondence received by Cllr Jackie Healy Rae who has made numerous representations to Irish Water on the troubled main.
Distress to Locals and Passing Motorists
“The Farranfore pipeline has caused much distress for both locals and those travelling the busy Tralee-Killarney Road especially during the summer months in which burst pipes have led to continuous hour-long delays or longer as well as forcing the closures of local Schools who were left without water especially in these Covid times” Cllr Jackie Healy Rae said.
Work to Begin in September
Writing to Cllr Healy Rae, Irish Water confirmed approval that the 1Km section of the 600mm trunk main at Farranfore to be replaced this year with their contractor aiming to begin works in the first week of September.
“Having made numerous representations to Irish Water both with others and on my own, I am delighted to receive this confirmation.
End to Stressful Situation
“It is good news for Farranfore, and the surrounding areas and I hope it is the first real steps being taken in ending what really is a very stressful situation for everyone when that main burst several times in the recent past.
Cllr Healy Rae said that he has asked Irish Water to look into the deteriorating stretches of mains in the Cordal to Castleisland Road and that he also got a positive response to this and announced:
“There was more good new from Irish Water in that confirmation that a contractor will be appointed to replace 1Km of pipe in the Cordal area.
Breahig Cross to Cordal Village
“This will most likely be used to replace the section of pipe from Breahig Cross to the village.
“Good news for communities that have suffered so much with burst water pipes over the last number of months and years,” said Cllr. Healy Rae.
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