Cavan Town looks forward to improved water supply

13 December 2021

As the year draws to a close, Irish Water is proud to have recently completed a water saving project in St Phelim’s Place in Co Cavan.

By replacing ageing water mains, Irish Water has not only put a stop to clean water being lost underground but has given homes a more reliable supply by helping to prevent bursts and outages.

Approximately 360m of water mains were replaced, stretching from Kilnavara Lane from Wolf Tone Street junction and Kilnavara Heights junction via St Phelim’s Place.

All lead service connections on the public roadway were also replaced as part of the works. 

In thanking the public for their cooperation and patience, Declan Cawley, Irish Water, said: “Residents in this area will have noticed an immediate improvement in the consistency of their water supply as a result of the works undertaken. For years they were seriously impacted by frequent bursts but we are pleased to have now completed this essential project. We thank the locals for their patience and cooperation.

Irish Water and Cavan County Council would also like to thank our delivery partners, Farrans Construction Ltd, for completing this project ensuring the operational performance of the road wasn’t impacted, for the benefit of our customers,” continued Declan.

This project is part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. By the end of 2021 Irish Water will have invested €500m in reducing the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing old and damaged water mains.

This work will ensure a safe, reliable water supply which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.