Works underway to replace old asbestos concrete watermains on the Dublin Road area of Trim

Irish Water is starting work this week on replacing the old asbestos concrete watermains on the Dublin Road area of Trim.

As there have been a number of pipe bursts in recent months, Irish Water is replacing the old problematic watermains which are reaching the end of its serviceable lives.

The work, which started on Monday is expected to take approximately three months.

“It is noted that these works will cause some disruption to residents and estates along the Dublin road and the project team will make every effort to reduce disruption where possible,” said a spokesperson.

The Irish Water Contractor, GMC, will liaise with residents and businesses throughout the works duration.

Cllr Aisling Dempsey said: “I welcome Irish Water’s commencement of works in the Dublin Road area, it is not before time, given the level of and regularity of disruption for residents and businesses in this area of the town.

“The overall upgrade of the system cannot come quick enough but with a scheduled completion of 2024, the number of outages experienced particularly in this area needed to be addressed sooner.”

The watermain works will commence outside the Waste Water Treatment Plant and proceed westbound on the Dublin Road towards the town to the end point located at the entrance to the Cul-De-Sal at Friars Park. There are other works planned in Trim, with further information to be provided in due course.