28 March 2018 Go back to News
Ageing and problematic water main on Lackanash Road in Trim has been replaced, securing the water supply for community
Investment has improved the water quality and water pressure for customers
Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, has replaced 1km of ageing water main that was prone to frequent bursts on Lackanash Road in Trim, Co. Meath. The new water main is providing a more reliable water supply for customers.
This project involved the replacement of the existing old and damaged public water main and replacing it with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes. The works also included the replacement of old damaged service connections. These are the water pipes which join Irish Water’s public main to a customers’ property boundaries and provide connection to the customers’ water supply.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of the project include a more reliable and secure water supply, improved water quality and water pressure to properties by reducing leakage in the network. The project will also deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation associated with frequentl repairing burst water mains. The works were carried out on our behalf by GMC Utilities Group.
Commenting on the works, Derek Deignan, Regional Lead for the Water Network Programme said “We are pleased to confirm that we have replaced the old damaged water main on Lackanash Road. The existing public water main experienced several bursts over the years resulting in a number of water outages for local residents and businesses. Replacing the problematic main with a new modern pipe has provided a long term solution to ensure a safe and secure water supply is delivered to customers. This project is part of Irish Water’s commitment to invest in Ireland’s water infrastructure which has been underinvested in for decades”.
National Leakage Reduction Programme
These works were carried out as part of our national Leakage Reduction Programme. As part of this programme we are investing over €500 million over the next four years to reduce leakage and remove old damaged pipes from the public water network. This will help to ensure that we have a clean, safe and reliable public water supply now and into the future to support our growing population and economy. Residents and businesses in the area of the works have been notified and you can phone us on Callsave 1850 278 278 with any questions about the project.
For more information visit the Leakage Reduction Programme page.