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Water mains replacement works underway in Ballydevitt

Uisce Éireann crews have arrived in Ballydevitt to deliver a more reliable water supply for the community. 

Works to replace 2km of old water main on the Ballydevitt to Ogherbeg Road are underway. 

The stretch of pipeline on the L6445 is prone to bursts so the works will significantly reduce leakage levels and put an end to disruption to the water supply in the area. 

Uisce Éireann's Networks Programme Manager Declan Cawley is looking forward to giving the community more confidence in its water supply. 

"Fewer bursts and less leakage mean a stronger supply for homes and businesses. The area will no longer be under threat of sporadic bursts." 

Farrans Construction is carrying out the work on behalf of Uisce Éireann with the project expected to be completed by September of this year.

To ensure the safe delivery of works, the L6445 Ballydevitt to Ogherbeg Road will be closed for the duration of the project. A signed posted diversion will be in place and locals can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be accommodated at all times.

The project may also require some short-term water interruptions to the water supply, but the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned interruptions.

"We would like to thank the community in Ballydevitt in advance for their patience and cooperation during the works. The short-term inconvenience will be outweighed by the long-term benefits," added Declan.

This project forms part of Uisce Eireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme and will help us achieve our 2030 goal of a national leakage rate of 25%. The National Leakage Reduction team has made great strides since 2018 when the leakage rate stood at 46%. 

Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested more than €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the national Leakage Reduction Programme. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 - fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.

For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page. 

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