Works are part of Leakage Reduction Programme and involved replacing 800 metres of old water mains

Work carried out by Irish Water in Colp County Meath has resulted in savings of 360,000 litres of water per day. The works form part of our Leakage Reduction programme and involved the replacement of approximately 800 metres of old leaking water mains with new high density polyethylene (plastic) pipe material. In 2017 we commenced a programme of works in Meath, supported by Meath County Council, to reduce leakage in the network, provide a more reliable water supply for customers and improve water quality.

Replaced more than 7km of old pipes across the County

Apart from the work in Colp we have also replaced more than 7km of old pipes, prone to high levels of leakage across the County including in; Trim; Sandyhall; Stamullen; Duleek; Gormanstown and the Moynalty Road, Kells. Further work to reduce leakage in the water supply network is currently underway in Ashbourne. These works are scheduled to be completed in Q3 2019.

Derek Deignan, Regional Lead Leakage Reduction Programme

“Replacing the ageing water mains with new modern pipes helps to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Meath. The works in Colp resulted in significant savings of 360,000 litres of water every day which is enough water to supply approximately 2,800 people per day. We would like to thank residents who have engaged with us throughout the leakage reduction works in Meath. These works will have lasting benefits for the local communities for years to come.”

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Our national Leakage Reduction Programme will, up to the end of 2021, see €500 million invested to reduce the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing ageing water mains. This will ensure a safe, reliable water supply which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy.

More information

To find out more about our national programme of works to reduce leakage and safeguard Ireland’s water supply visit our Leakage Reduction Programme Page.


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