Crews to provide a more reliable water supply for homes and businesses in Marino
12 May 2023
Delivering a safe and sustainable water supply for Dublin is a top priority for Uisce Éireann with works due to get underway next week in Marino to drive down leakage and improve water quality and supply. The works are being delivered as part of Uisce Éireann’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which is providing a more reliable water supply to communities across Ireland by reducing high levels of leakage and improving water quality..
Working in partnership with Dublin City Council, Uisce Éireann is replacing approximately 1.5km of old and deteriorating, cast-iron water mains with new modern pipes on Copeland Grove, Charlemont Avenue, and Marino Crescent.
The project, which will commence next week, will provide a more reliable water supply, improve water quality, and reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost to leakage. The works are a critical step in reducing high levels of leakage which have been a significant source of supply disruptions to homes and businesses in the area.
Outlining the benefits for the local community, Matt Thomson of Uisce Éireann, explained, “Old and damaged water mains are a huge source of leakage and continue to impact this community, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing these old, problematic water mains with new, modern pipework will reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground and improve water quality and supply for numerous homes and businesses in the area.”
Matt added, “Our technical crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient, however, based on previous experiences, we know that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.”
The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to customers’ water supply. To ensure the health and safety of crews and the public, traffic management may be necessary, however, local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by GMC Utilities Group Ltd and are expected to be completed in July.
The national Leakage Reduction Programme helps provide a more reliable water supply to Irish communities by reducing high levels of leakage and improving water quality. Since 2018, its delivery represents an investment of over €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the Leakage Reduction Programme. Uisce Éireann is also investing a further €250 million annually up to the end of 2030 directed at fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.
To find out more about Uisce Éireann national programme of works to reduce leakage and improve Ireland’s water supply visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme Page.
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 the Uisce Éireann.