13 May 2019 Go back to News
Castleblayney water pipe replacement works completed ahead of schedule
Delivering more secure supply to residents and businesses
Businesses and residents in Castleblayney are enjoying improved water supply and less disruptions due to bursts, leakages and outages following the completion of water mains replacement works by Irish Water working in partnership with Monaghan County Council. Over 1,000 metres of old and damaged pipes on Main Street were replaced ahead of schedule delivering benefits to local customers such as a more secure water supply. A small section outside the Court House will be completed once health and safety concerns are satisfied.
Works are part of our Leakage Reduction Programme
The works are part of our National Leakage Reduction Programme which will reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains. The contract was carried out by Farran’s Construction Limited on our behalf.
Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead Declan Cawley
“We would like to thank all of the residents and businesses who were so cooperative during the course of these works. We appreciate that this type of work involves disruption and we are grateful to our customers for their patience. We hope they are now enjoying the benefits of this investment by Irish Water which includes a more secure supply due to less disruption from leaks and bursts.”
Residents and businesses in the areas can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project. Further information is available on our Leakage Reduction Programme page.
Part of investment plan
This project forms part of our investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in the Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021. This plan includes an investment in leakage reduction and water quality initiatives, called the Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see an investment of €512 million during the period to 2021. These works are vital to ensuring a clean, safe and reliable public water supply to support our growing population and economy.