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Tuam Town Water Distribution and Main Drainage (Stage 2) Project
Introduction & Welcome
Welcome to the official webpage of the ‘Tuam Town Water Distribution and Main Drainage Stage 2’ Project. The purpose of this page is to provide public information on all elements of this major infrastructural project.
Pictured at the Project Contract Signing: front (L-R), Ms Martina Moloney, Galway County Manager, Cllr Tom McHugh, Mayor of County Galway, Ms Breda McDermott, Co. Secretary, Mr Paddy Coffey, Coffey Construction. Back (L-R), Cllr Tom Reilly, Mayor of Tuam, Mr Jim Cullen, Director of Environment & Water Services.
Background & Scope of Project
Tuam is a designated Hub Town under the National Spatial Strategy and is recognised as being rich in heritage and culture, with a strong community tradition. This project aims to improve the quality of life amongst its residents and attract further investment for future sustainable development, through the upgrading of essential core services.
This €28m value project will be one of the largest water infrastructural projects to be undertaken in Ireland in 2010. The works will consist of the construction of:
- 32 km of water main
- 9 km of surface water sewers
- 7 km of combined sewers
- Construction of 5,250 m3 capacity reservoir
- Construction of 1,200 m3 storm water holding tank
- Installation of Broadband (10 Km), Gas Mains (10 km), ESB (1 km) and Eircom (1 km).
The project will improve water capacity and security of the water supply through the replacement of the old watermain system and the installation of a new watermain network within the town. A new sewer system will also be constructed, which will reduce infiltration through the provision of separate foul and surface water sewers. The installation of core essential services such as broadband, gas, telecom and ESB will enhance the attractiveness of Tuam for future businesses.
Click here to view a more detailed project description
(Presentation given by the Project Team in December 2009 – pdf format).
Please use the submenu on the left of the screen to navigate to information regarding: programme of works, progress updates and maps, latest media releases, and Project Team contact details. Please note that some pages are still under construction and more content will be added shortly.