5 July 2019 Go back to News
Customers in Wicklow Town to benefit from a more reliable water supply
Follows completion of watermain replacement works
Customers in the Main Street and Fitzwilliam Square areas of Wicklow Town will benefit from a more reliable water supply, following the completion of mains replacement works. Irish Water, working in partnership with Wicklow County Council, has completed the replacement of 350m of ageing and problematic cast iron watermains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.
Replacing old water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages to customers and local businesses in the area. Operational and maintenance costs will also be reduced as the network operation will require less maintenance.
Part of national Leakage Reduction Programme
The work is part of our national Leakage Reduction Programme as part of which over €500 million is being invested to reduce the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing aging water mains. This will ensure a safe, reliable water supply which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy. The works were carried out by Ward and Burke Ltd, on our behalf.
Joe Carroll, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead
“We’d like to thank residents and businesses in Wicklow Town for their patience while we carried out these important works. The replacement of these aging water mains in Wicklow Town will improve security of supply for local residents and businesses alike. We are delighted to complete the works ahead of Wicklow County Council’s permanent road improvement works in the area. This will replace the current, temporary reinstatement in place following the works."
“Replacing the existing water mains with new modern pipes will provide a long-term solution to ensure a safe and secure water supply is delivered to customers. Irish Water is investing over €500 million to reduce the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing aging water mains in order to safeguard our water for our future.”
Leakage Reduction Programme works continue in Bray and Arklow. Residents and businesses in the areas of these works have been notified and customers can call our customer helpline on 1850 278 278 for any questions in relation to the works. To find out more about our national programme of works to reduce leakage and improve Ireland’s water supply visit our Leakage Reduction Programme Page.