24 May 2019 Go back to News
5.5km of water mains complete across Galway as part of leak repair works
New water mains upgrade in Kinvara due to start
Five and a half kilometres of water main has been replaced through the Leakage Reduction Programme on works carried out by Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway City and County Councils in a bid to improve the reliability of water supply, and reduce leakage.
Works that have been completed
Programmes in Inverin, Cornamona, Clonbur, Roundstone, Briarhill, Inishmore, Carraroe, Glenamaddy, Rosmuc, Clifden and St Helen’s Street, Galway City have been completed, and will improve the reliability of drinking water supply for customers, reduce leakage and improve water quality.
Works in Kinvara involve replacing 2.6 kms of water mains
This positive news comes as we are undertaking a separate programme of works in Kinvara. The works involve the replacement of approximately 2.6 kilometres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The programme to replace the water mains on Moy Road, Kinvara will commence in late May 2019, and are due to be complete in September.
“This is an important project for Kinvara which will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages, and will ensure a reliable supply of water to the local community. These works will have lasting benefits for years to come.”
Works will take place along Moy Road, Kinvara
The section of works will take place along Moy Road, Kinvara, between Gortskeagh and the junction with the L8587. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
Local/emergency traffic maintained at all times
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. To facilitate the safe delivery of these works there will be a road closure on the Moy Road between its junction with L8587 and the junction with L-4507 from 10th June to 2nd August. An alternative route will be available along the L-4507 Funchin Mór/Cappaghmore Road and L8587 Trellick Road. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Possible short-term water shut offs
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. This type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.
Part of Leakage Reduction Programme
The Leakage Reduction Programme will continue over the coming months with works currently ongoing in Cois Fharraige, Lettermore, and St Joseph’s Park in Tuam.These works being carried out across Galway by Farran’s Construction in partnership with Galway City and County Councils on our behalf and are part of our €500 million National Leakage Reduction Programme. This four year programme will assist to reduce the high level of leakage across the country by finding and fixing leaks or replacing ageing and problematic water pipes. For more information visit our Leakage Reduction Programme Page.