More than 7km of old water mains have been replaced

Irish Water, in partnership with Wexford County Council, has replaced more than 7km of old water mains at a number of locations in Co Wexford, resulting in a more reliable and secure water supply for customers in the county.

As part of the project, which represents an investment of €926,000, a number of sections of aging water mains have been replaced, along with service connections. This will lead to considerable improvements in water supply for residents and businesses, with fewer disruptions due to burst pipes and a significant reduction in leakage of treated water.

A total of 3.25km of water mains have been replaced in Ballymitty and a further 920m of mains have been replaced in Wellington Bridge. Work also took place in the Ferns area where 3km of aging mains have been replaced.

As a result of this work, 320,000 litres of treated water which had been lost to leakage every day is now being saved.

David Sharry, Capital Programmes Regional Lead with Irish Water, said: “This work represents an investment of almost €1 million in Co Wexford which will benefit local residents and businesses by providing a more secure and reliable water supply as well as reducing leakage on the network. By 2021 Irish Water has committed in its Business Plan to reduce leakage on the public water network to less than 38%. This project is part of our ongoing investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure”.

Irish Water would like to thank local residents and businesses for their patience while this essential work was carried out, particularly in areas where temporary road closures have been necessary.”

Proposed dates for the permanent reinstatement of the roads will be agreed with Wexford County Council and advertised in local media. Local access will be facilitated where possible and the roads will be open at weekends.

For more information, please see the Service and Supply section of the Irish Water website or contact the Irish Water customer service line at 1850 278 278.


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