17 July 2015 Go back to News
€7.3 million investment in Galway City Water Conservation Project
Irish Water, in partnership with Galway City Council, is to replace 19.8km of ageing pipeline in Galway City. Irish Water is investing €7.3 million in this project. These works will reduce the amount of water lost through leakage and improve reliability of supply.
Burst pipes, water supply disruptions and poor water pressure, are ongoing problems for Galway’s water supply. This project will replace the oldest and the most ineffective water mains in Galway City with new heavy duty polyethylene pipes. Site investigation work will begin this autumn with construction work due to commence at the end of 2016. Sections of water mains in the poorest condition will be replaced first with the project expected to be completed in early 2019. Commuters and the public will be notified in advance of planned work and the project will be progressed in stages, to minimise the impact on commuters, residents, visitors and businesses in Galway City.
The proposed water main rehabilitation works will be located in Beach Court, Bru Na Mara, Mincloon, Whitestrand Avenue & Fr. Griffin Road, Glenburren Park, Michael Collins Road, Shantalla, University Road, Canal Road Upper & Distillery Road, Palmyra Avenue, Roscam, Cherry Park & Hazel Park and Coolagh.
The proposed water main rehabilitation works will also involve the replacement of water services connections to properties currently served by communal services located in backyards and private property. These proposed works will take place in Claddagh, Bohermore and Prospect Hill, Old Mervue, Court Avenue, Raleigh Row and St. Enda’s Road.
Sean Corrigan, Regional Information Officer, North West Region, Irish Water said; “The replacement of water mains and water services connections is vital in reducing leakage levels in the City and in addressing serious deficiencies in our water supply. This water conservation initiative underpins Irish Water’s policy to develop an effective asset management approach to managing our water network while providing a reliable drinking water supply which will support future economic development.'
In addition to notifying the local community ahead of the planned works Irish Water will be writing to residents and businesses in the areas where works will be taking place, in the coming weeks, to provide Project contact details should they have any queries.