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December delivery will be enjoyed by generations of Roscommon people

Uisce Éireann is rounding off a busy year in County Roscommon with several projects ticked off the to do list. 

Last month works to improve water quality were completed in Elphin, this month Lisnamult and the community between Cremully and Aghagad have a more dependable water supply and in early 2023 works to reduce bursts in Ballaghaderreen will be complete. 

All four projects are part of Uisce Éireann's campaign to drive down leakage in the county. 

Looking back on a productive year, Declan Cawley, Uisce Éireann's Networks Regional Lead is proud of the progress made in providing customers with a more reliable water supply. 

"All of these works are part of a significant investment by Uisce Éireann to upgrade the water network in County Roscommon. As we close out the year it's great to complete these projects and we must thank the communities for their patience and cooperation." 

The completion of pipe replacement works in Lisnamult and between Cremully and Aghagad in recent weeks will mean fewer outages and bursts for both communities. The 1.5km of new pipes between Cremully and Aghagad will reduce the risk of supply disruptions and Lisnamult's half a kilometre of new water main, which replaced long service connections, is also welcome news as it will rid the area of water pressure problems.

Vincent Walsh, Water Services Infrastructure Projects and Capital Programmes with Roscommon County Council emphasised the benefits the works will bring to the entire county. 

"Fewer bursts and less leakage mean a stronger supply for homes and businesses. Completing these mains replacement projects is good news for everyone. We look forward to working with our colleagues in Uisce Éireann to continue with improvements right across the county." 

All four projects form part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme and  will help Uisce Éireann achieve its 2030 goal of a national leakage rate of 25%. The National Leakage Reduction team has made great strides since 2018 when the leakage rate stood at 46%. At the end of last year, it had reduced to 38%. 

Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested more than €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the national Leakage Reduction Programme. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 - fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.

For more information please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page. 

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