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Commitment to Wexford communities continues with completed leakage reduction works in Redmondstown

16 April 2024

Redmonstown will reap the rewards from Uisce Éireann’s Leakage Reduction Programme with completed works promising a reliable water supply.  

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, has replaced almost 3km of old water mains with new modern pipes in Redmondstown to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage. 

The completed works took place along the L-7046 and N25 in Redmondstown and ended along the L-3040 in Rathaspeck.

Outlining the benefits of the national Leakage Reduction Programme in Co. Wexford, Joe Carroll, Uisce Éireann Portfolio Manager, said: “Many of these old, damaged pipes were prone to bursts and high levels of leakage, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing them with modern pipes reduces the amount of drinking water lost through leakage and brings an all-round improvement to the water network for the local community and significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground."

Joe added: “This essential work is part of a significant investment by Uisce Éireann to improve the water network across the country, prioritising investment where it is needed most enabling these communities to thrive.

“This project was undertaken by the Direct Labour Water Service Team in Wexford in conjunction with Uisce Éireann and is a prime example bringing the local knowledge and experienced skillset of all water services staff together to build a truly national organisation delivering improved and more efficient water services to our communities, supporting housing, economic development and job creation across the country.

We would like to thank all our stakeholders including local residents, business owners, elected representatives for their support while we worked to complete this crucial project for the people of Redmondstown.”

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit our website.