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€8m investment to benefit thousands of customers in Croom

With Christmas just days away, Uisce Éireann is delighted to confirm its own special delivery to the people of Croom with an €8.6m investment project now underway which will improve water supply to 1,700 customers. 

Crews are already on the ground, constructing 6km of rising main which will connect Croom to the Limerick City supply (Clareville Water Treatment Plant) which will support social and economic development in the Limerick village. 

Uisce Éireann has identified Croom as an area where the existing drinking water infrastructure is not sufficient to meet demand and one which is prone to frequent nighttime restrictions, which impacts the local community. As well as this, the current infrastructure has created supply challenges for existing customers while impacting the delivery of new housing developments in the area.

Uisce Éireann is prioritising this significant investment for Croom to ensure that we can provide a more secure supply of water to our customers.

Uisce Éireann's Portfolio Manager, Paul Cremin, outlined the benefits for the community. 

"The delivery of these works will help provide a safer, more secure water supply for the businesses and communities while also supporting future developments within the community. We would like to thank customers in advance for their patience and cooperation during the works. We know based on previous experiences that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the lasting benefits."

This project will be carried out on a phased basis, with phase one now underway. Uisce Éireann expects this phase of the works to last until mid-2024, with commissioning of the existing pipeline from the city to Attyfynn towards the end of 2024.

The section of works will take place along the northern end of the N20, from Ballygeale, and continue onto the L-1478 towards Croom. In Croom, the works will commence on the L1408 (St. Senan's Terrace) and conclude on Towerfield Road at the site of the existing water tower.

To deliver the works safely and efficiently, a road closure will be required along the L-1478 and L-1408 in 2024. Details of the road closure will be communicated locally. Locals can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be accommodated at all times. 

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water interruptions. 

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 our website.

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