6 October 2020 Go back to News
A more reliable water supply in Shercock following completion of water main replacement works
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cavan County Council, would like to thank residents along the Baileborough Road, Shercock, for their cooperation and patience while old problematic water mains were replaced.
About the works
The works involved replacing approximately 350 meters of old and damaged water mains and laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply. These improvement works will improve the quality of the water supply and will also reduce the instances of bursts and water outages ensuring a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
The works were carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction Ltd.
Speaking about the project, Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley said “Irish Water is committed to safeguarding the water supply for customers in Shercock and we are delighted to announce the timely completion of these works in advance of Cavan County Council’s roads overlay project. Irish Water would like to thank the residents in Shercock who were impacted by the works for their patience while we completed the job.”
This project is one example of how Irish Water is working in partnership with Cavan County Council to reduce leaks every day. Fixing leaks can be complicated with over 63,000km of water pipe in Ireland. Most leaks aren’t visible, resulting in precious water being lost but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2019 it was 42% and we are currently on course to achieve a national leakage rate of 38% by 2021
Leakage Reduction Programme
The National Leakage Reduction Programme helps provide a more reliable water supply to Irish communities, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality. Its delivery means investment of over €500 million between 2017 and 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the water network.
For more on the project check out our national Leakage Reduction Programme page.