21 March 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Co Mayor Hugh McElvaney is pictured by our photographer Rory Geary signing on behalf of Monaghan Co Council the new €2.6 million contract the authority has awarded to Priority Geotechnical Limited of Midleton Co Cork for the delivery of a major new water conservation project. Also pictured are representatives of the contractors and officials and members of the Co Council.

The ‘Monaghan Water Conservation Stage 3 – Site Investigation and Services Identification Contract’ marks a significant milestone for the Co Council in implementing Stage 3 of the Government’s National Water Conservation Programme.

The work, expected to proceed to tender stage in late 2013, will see major replacement and rehabilitation of the pipe network in the Monaghan Town area.

This will be the first of three works packages designed to address the county’s watermain rehabilitation requirements.

Work will be carried out in four DMAs or District Meter Areas – the town centre; Monaghan General Hospital/Milltown Road; the Derry Road, and the Clones-Scotstown Road.

The project is 90% funded under the Water Services Investment Programme for 2010-2013.
“Stage 3 of the National Water Conservation Programme involves the rehabilitation and replacement of defective water supply networks where active leakage control and repair has proven uneconomic due to the age and condition of the pipes in question,” a Co Council spokesperson explained.

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