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Bundoran benefits from continued investment in leakage reduction works

Beautiful Bundoran is the next stop on Uisce Éireann's leakage reduction journey as crews get ready to replace ageing water mains along Church Road. The works will put a stop to bursts, outages and leakage in the area and give locals and visitors alike an improved confidence in the security of their water supply.

Uisce Éireann crews will arrive in Bundoran next week to begin work on replacing more than 350m of old water mains which are susceptible to regular bursts and high levels of leakage. 

Uisce Éireann's Networks Regional Lead Declan Cawley is looking forward to getting this important project underway. 

"Securing Bundoran's water supply is a priority for Uisce Éireann and it is great to see this work commencing which will reduce the risk of outages from bursts now and into the future. Fewer bursts and less leakage will ensure a stronger water supply for homes and businesses in this busy coastal community.

Areas of work along Church Road will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management in the form of traffic lights will be in place along Church Road to allow the works to be delivered safely and efficiently. Locals can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be accommodated at all times.

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

Declan continued: "We understand that this type of work is inconvenient, and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local people. These works are essential to ensure Bundoran's security of supply now and into the future, with the long-term benefits far outweighing any short-term inconvenience. We thank the community for their patience and co-operation." 

Farrans Construction will carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann with a completion date this August.  

This project forms part of Uisce Éireann'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 on the national Leakage Reduction Programme, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page. 

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