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Notice re: Greenway Footbridge, Dungarvan

The Greenway Footbridge adjacent to the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, will temporary reopen tomorrow Friday afternoon. Thanks to all for your cooperation. Please take precaution as temporary surfacing will be in place over the weekend.

The footbridge will be closed for a few hours again on Tuesday morning April 16th. to facilitate permanent macadam reinstatement at location of the works around the air valves.

REMINDER: Temporary Closure of former Railway Bridge/Greenway Footbridge, Dungarvan

Irish Water Contractor, David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd working on behalf of Irish Water will be undertaking essential Maintenance Work on Air Valves next week from Monday April 8th. to Friday April 12th. inclusive on the footbridge adjacent to the Council Civic Offices. Through Pedestrian and Cycling Traffic will be prohibited during this period of time. Such Traffic will be diverted.

See below the Temporary Traffic Management Plan and circulated letter, showing the Diversion on both approaches to the Greenway Footway Bridge.

Temporary Closure of former Railway Bridge/Greenway Footbridge adjacent to Civic Offices,Dungarvan

Irish Water Contractor, David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd working on behalf of Irish Water will be undertaking essential Maintenance Work on Air Valves next week from Monday April 8th. to Friday April 12th. inclusive on the footbridge adjacent to the Council Civic Offices. Through Pedestrian and Cycling Traffic will be prohibited during this period of time. Such Traffic will be diverted.

See below the Temporary Traffic Management Plan and circulated letter, showing the Diversion on both approaches to the Greenway Footway Bridge.

Dungarvan set to benefit from Uisce Éireann’s water mains replacement works

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, is replacing approximately 700 meters of old cast iron water watermains in Dungarvan.

The watermains that were prone to frequent bursts and leakage are being replaced with new high-density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. Once complete, the works will provide a more reliable water supply, and reduce high levels of leakage. This project will also facilitate social and economic growth into the future, through the upgrading of water infrastructure.

The first section of this upgrade is 100 meters of new water mains on O’Connell Street between the junction of Stephens Street and St Bridget Terrace. These works are due to start week commencing 15 January and are programmed to last four weeks. This will be followed by a 600 meter section of new water mains on Springmount and Mitchell street, with a programme duration of eight weeks.

Once completed customers in this area will enjoy an improved water supply with less disruption. Shareridge Civil Engineering are contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Commenting on the project David Murphy Uisce Éireann said: “To facilitate the safe delivery of the project and to minimise impact on the community, areas of work will be limited to short sections. Traffic management will be in place at this time, in the form of a stop/go system. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.”

Murphy continued “This essential work is part of a significant investment by Uisce Éireann to improve the water network across the country, prioritising investment where it is needed most enabling these communities to thrive.”

This project is one example of how Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Waterford City and County Council to reduce leaks every day. Fixing leaks can be complicated. We have over 63,000 km of water pipes underground in Ireland – enough to circle the earth one and a half times. Most leaks aren’t visible, resulting in precious water being lost but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2022 it was 37%. We are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Uisce Éireann understands that this type of work can be inconvenient and work crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption.

Customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project or check out the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website for regular updates.

The works also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these are being replaced.

For more information visit www.water.ie/projects-plans/national-projects/leakage-reduction-programme/

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit www.water.ie

GLACFAR SAOR IN AISCE LE CRAINN NOLLAG NÁDÚRTHA I GCOMHAIR ATHCHÚRSÁLA AG NA HIONAID FHÓNTAS POIBLÍ GO DTÍ AN 13 EANÁIR 2024

  • Cill Bharra

Luan – Aoine   11.00r.n. – 4.00i.n.

 

  • Dún Garbhán

Luan – Déardoin 8.30r.n.- 1.00i.n. & 1.30i.n.- 4.00i.n.

Satharn 9.00r.n. – 12.30i.n.

 

Déan athchúrsáil ar do chadhnraí le do thoil. Úsáid na boscaí bailiúcháin chadhnra i do theach, i do scoil, san ionad oibre, i do shiopa áitiúil agus ag d’ionad fóntas poiblí áitiúil.

Advanced Notice of Playground Closure – Walton Park, Dungarvan

Waterford City & County Council wishes to advise the public that the playground at Walton Park, Dungarvan will be closed to all users until 20th December 2023 to facilitate the installation of new equipment.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Dungarvan to Light Up for Christmas!

Dungarvan can expect a very special visit from the ‘man himself’ as Santa is due to switch on Dungarvan’s Christmas lights on Sunday, November 26th.

Dungarvan Shopping Centre, in association with Waterford City and County Council, has compiled a festive programme in the lead up to the big event.

Making his grand entrance in a fire engine, Santa will be escorted by local Vespa club, Only Fools and Scooters, and met by the Deputy Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Declan Doocey.

Commenting on the event, Gerry O’Connor, Manager Dungarvan Shopping Centre, said we’re delighted to partner with Waterford City and County Council to light up Dungarvan for the festive season.

“Dungarvan looks great throughout the year.  It really is the perfect destination for shopping, leisure or for a bite to eat, but when the lights go on, there is a fantastic festive atmosphere.

There is lots of activity planned in the Plaza and Grattan Square and it really is the perfect time to bring the family into town, young and old, to soak up the wonderful Christmas ambience.”

Santa will arrive in Grattan Square in a fire engine and make his way to the Plaza to meet the Deputy Mayor, of Waterford City and County where he and the winner of the Christmas colouring competition in the Dungarvan Leader will switch on the Christmas lights at approximately 5pm.”

WLRfm will be broadcasting live from 3pm to 6pm with Andy McCloskey and there will be loads of prizes and giveaways.  There’ll also be a Christmas Carousel in the Plaza to keep the youngsters entertained throughout the evening.

  • Santa’s arrival in Grattan Square – 4.15pm
  • Switching on of Christmas Lights on the Plaza – approx. 5pm

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BMX Pump Track latest addition to Dungarvan’s Linear Park

 

 

The BMX Pump track comprises of a 120-metre-long beginners track and a 420-metre advanced track and is the ideal amenity for BMXers to test their ability to ‘pump’ speed from the track using the rollers

As part of the project, Waterford City and County Council consulted with BMX Ireland and Cycling Ireland for advice on the specification for a BMX Pump Track and to ensure the most authentic ‘pump’ experience for its users.

Cathaoirleach of the Dungarvan / Lismore District Cllr. Pat Nugent was delighted to officially open the track and said “It’s wonderful to see the addition of such an accessible, high calibre track to the park.  The feedback from Cycle Ireland, BMX Ireland and the local visitors to the park has been so positive.

“The amenities in this park have flourished and the Learn to Cycle track, performance area, skatepark, BMX Pump track and the imminent completion of an adult exercise area are all fantastic additions to the community landscape and will encourage people of all ages to get out and about and try something new in a safe, family-friendly outdoor area.”

Waterford City and County Council secured funding of €195,000 under the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Sports Capital Programme.

Peter Jones, Waterford Sports Partnership commented, “The input of Cycling Ireland and BMX Ireland was invaluable throughout the process.  In consultation with their members, we were able to deliver a top-class track that is as accessible to beginners as it is challenging to advanced riders.”

Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services with Waterford City and County Council added, “As a Smarter Travel Town, Dungarvan is leading the way in providing outdoor cycle and walking facilities to encourage a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle to all ages.  The Local Authority will continue to invest in such amenities so that the benefit can be reaped by everyone in the town and surrounding areas.”

The Pump track was constructed in a sustainable manner, applying the principles of the circular economy in terms of reuse of materials and life cycle costing.  Recycled aggregates were used in the build-up of all slopes, banks and ramps and these were provided by quarries in the Dungarvan area.

Works were completed earlier this month by contractors Trailbreaker, along with VeloSolutions which developed the plan for the track.

125 households to benefit from water saving backyard services

Protecting the water supply in Dungarvan is a vital focus for Uisce Éireann with further works planned as part of its programme to drive down leakage and reduce the number of bursts and unplanned outages impacting the community.

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Waterford City and County Council is replacing over 1km of ageing and problematic backyard service connections with modern water mains, which will allow for 125 households to be connected to the new system.

The works, which are due to begin next week, are a critical step in conserving this precious resource and reducing high levels of leakage which have been a significant source of disruption and outages for customers. This vital project will bring benefits to homes in St Thomas Street, Fitzgerald’s Terrace, St Brigid Terrace, St Martin’s Terrace (cul-de-sac), Keating Street and Mitchell Street by providing a more resilient and robust water supply.

Backyard services are typically found in older areas, often installed to the rear of a customer’s property and usually made of cast iron or lead. Due to the age and deteriorating condition of the pipework, they are often a significant source of leakage and supply disruption for customers. Backyard services are usually shared, running through a number of neighbouring properties making it difficult to detect and repair leaks. Where properties share a connection, leaks and bursts affect all connected properties, resulting in low pressure and/or outages.

Uisce Éireann would like to thank all customers in Dungarvan who have engaged and assisted us in the provision of our back yard services programme which will not only result in significant water savings but will also reduce the number of bursts and outages impacting customers. These projects are only successful if all customers on a shared water connection support and facilitate these vital works so that the old and leaking mains can be decommissioned.

Speaking about the benefits of the project, Joe Carroll, Infrastructure Delivery Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann said: “Old backyard service connections are a huge source of leakage and continue to impact communities right across Ireland, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing these old water mains and service connections in poor condition will eliminate existing leaks and significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.”

Joe added: We would like to sincerely thank the community in Dungarvan for facilitating these works and working with us to provide a more secure and reliable water supply for generations to come.”

These works will be carried out by Shareridge Civil Engineering Ltd in partnership with Waterford City and County Council on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit www.water.ie

Extensive Community Engagement Underway for Proposed Dungarvan to Mallow Greenway

Senior members of the proposed Dungarvan to Mallow Greenway project team provide update on local community engagement activities

The Dungarvan to Mallow Greenway, as proposed, is a 74-kilometre long walking and cycling path that would connect Dungarvan, County Waterford to Mallow, County Cork, linking the towns and villages of Cappoquin, Lismore, Ballyduff, Clondulane, Fermoy, Ballyhooly, and Killavullen.

The project team from Waterford City and County Council and Cork County Council estimate that approximately 140 landowners may be directly impacted by the emerging preferred route, and consultation is currently underway with these individuals, as well as a further approximately 100 landowners whose land is adjacent to the emerging preferred route.

The project team is following the Code of Best Practice for National and Regional Greenways and appointed a Project Liaison Officer to commence individual landowner consultations. At this stage, the Project Liaison Officer has visited over 170 individual private households – primarily located between Mallow and Lismore – and met with the landowners and their families.  Also, a meeting recently took place with the Irish Farmers’ Association, or IFA, representatives to share the progress of the project to date, and to listen to the concerns of their members.

This landowner engagement is in addition to the initial public consultation undertaken back in 2022 and the key themes emerging at that time included safety and security, environment concerns, and the potential impacts on local residents, farms and businesses.

Welcoming the engagement process to date, Sean Callery, Senior Engineer, Cork County Council, “The project group is very grateful to landowners locally for making themselves available and for engaging so robustly. The Project Liaison Officer has received a lot of valuable feedback and all of this will be analysed over the coming months. The route will be refined where possible in order to minimise farm severance and accommodate landowners, wherever feasible.”

Senior Engineer Waterford City and County Council, Sean Dobbs said, “This proposed new greenway would create a fun, healthy experience for local people and tourists alike, one that supports the economic development of the region and the wellbeing of our citizens. It is very encouraging to see the community engage at this level.”

The team expects to visit and meet with the remaining 70 landowners, most of whom are located between Lismore and Dungarvan, throughout the month of June. All feedback will be reviewed and refinements to the route will be considered and analysed by the project team. A further round of public consultation is expected to take place towards the end of the year.

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